Ingemar Johansson

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Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Handsome and charming, Ingemar Johansson was one of Heavyweight Boxing's most exciting and colorful champions. Born in Sweden on September 22, 1932, Johannsson discovered at a young age that he had "thunder" in his hands, and entered amateur boxing. As a member of the European Amateur Boxing Team, he competed in Chicago against the American Team in 1951, and knocked out Ernest Fann in two rounds. At the 1951 Olympic Games, Ingemar represented Sweden, but was criticized in losing by disqualification to America's Ed Sanders. Upon retuning home, Johansson retired from amateur boxing with a record of 60-11 and turned professional. Read more...


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