Micky Ward – Dickie Eklund UK Tour Promo Video Released

London – Tuesday, 27th March 2012

Micky Ward – Dickie Eklund UK Tour

Nina C’s Touch Glove Promotions today released the promotional video for
the upcoming May Bank Holiday weekend mini UK tour by the real life
subjects of the box office hit movie ‘The Fighter’, ‘Irish’ Micky Ward and
his half brother Dickie Eklund.

Micky, who was played by Mark Wahlberg in the movie, has stated that he is
relishing returning to the UK, the first time being when he challenged,
and beat, Liverpool’s Shea ‘The Shamrock Express’ Neary, at Olympia in
Kensington in March 2000, to capture the World Boxing Union Light
Welterweight title.

Whilst without doubt a magnificent victory, especially so when you
consider Neary had successfully defended his title five times since
beating Darryl Tyson to lift the title in October 1996, Micky is better
known as one of the protagonists, the other the late Arturo Gatti, in the
greatest trilogy of fights of all time.

Incidentally Mark Wahlberg, accompanied by Micky and Dickie, stated at the
Spike TV Guys Choice Awards last year  “We left out the Arturo Gatti
fights for a reason… because that’s for ‘Fighter 2.” Hopefully this
means the sequel should be hitting the silver screen in the very near

That aside, back to Micky and Dickie’s upcoming visit, whilst here in the
UK the boys will be undertaking three ‘Audience With’ appearances, the
first takes place at the Hilton Metropole in London, on Saturday the 5th
May, then the pair will make the short trip to the Crown Plaza in Maldon,
Essex for their second appearance on Sunday 6th May and then finally the
boys will be at the Priestfield Suite in Gillingham, Kent on Monday 7th

In addition Micky and Dickie will also be visiting the famous TRAD TKO
Boxing Gym deep in the heart of London’s East End, Brentwood ABC in Essex
and O’Neill’s Gym in Margate Kent, where they will meet local
underprivileged kids, who will have the opportunity to work out with the
legends and, hopefully, generate some fundraising for the OneLife UK
charitable organisation.

Tickets priced,  VIP – £120  (includes photograph with Micky Ward and
Dickie Eklund and as well as front row seats and a meal) and Gold – £100
(which also includes a meal) are available on line at www.tkoboxoffice.com
and www.touchglovepromotions.co.uk or call Touch Glove Promotions Office
01277-410167 10-6pm