Good Evening
Good Evening

Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund in studio on ESPN

"THE FIGHTER" (2010): Wahlberg returns to a dramatic

"THE FIGHTER" (2010): Wahlberg returns to a dramatic role, a genre he's had great success with. He plays "Irish" Micky Ward, a real-life 1990s boxer from Massachusetts. Credit: Jojo Whilden

These two are usually pretty funny when the cameras get turned on.

From ESPN - "Irish” Micky Ward, known for his trilogy of brutal fights with Arturo Gatti and his brother Dicky Eklund will join studio host Brian Kenny throughout ESPN’s Friday Night Fights telecast April 1, from 9-11 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The brothers were portrayed in the 2010 Academy Award winning film The Fighter, which centered on the life of Ward (played by Mark Wahlberg), and his older half-brother Eklund (played by Christian Bale). The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. Bale won the Oscar for best supporting actor.

Friday’s cards will originate from Mashantucket, Conn. when lightweight “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (19-1-1, 10 KO’s), and undefeated middleweight Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse (10-0, 5 KO’s) are featured in co-main events. Philadelphia’s Lundy, will face New Hampshire resident and Venezuelan native Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez (20-3, 12 KO’s).

New York Sports