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Posted By: The Sandman
15-Nov-10 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Heavyweight boxing champions
Subject: RE: BS: Heavyweight boxing champions
ngemar Johansson
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Ingemar Johansson
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Real name         Ingemar Johansson
Nickname(s)         Ingo
The Hammer of Thor[1]
Rated at         Heavyweight
Height         1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Reach         183 cm (72 in)
Nationality          Sweden
Birth date         September 22, 1932(1932-09-22)
Birth place         Gothenburg, Sweden
Death date         January 30, 2009(2009-01-30) (aged 76)
Death place         Kungsbacka, Sweden
Stance         Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights         28
Wins         26
Wins by KO         17
Losses         2
Draws         0
No contests         0
Medal record
Competitor for Sweden
Men's Boxing
Olympic Games
Silver         1952 Helsinki         Heavyweight

Jens Ingemar Johansson[2] (September 22, 1932 – January 30, 2009) was a Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world. Johansson was the fifth heavyweight champion born outside the United States. In 1959 he defeated Floyd Patterson by TKO in the third round, after flooring Patterson seven times in that round, to win the World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, Johansson won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year".

Johansson enjoyed a successful career as a heavyweight. When he retired in 1963 he had a record of 26 wins, 17 by KO, and only 2 losses. He called his right fist "toonder and lightning" for its concussive power (it was also called "Ingo's Bingo" and the "Hammer of Thor"), and in 2003 he was ranked at #99 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time