Ingemar Johansson boxer

Ingemar Johansson boxer
bouts
28
won
26
lost
2
draw
0
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1952-12-05
Height
6′ 0½″/184cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
76
Born
1932-09-22
Death
2009-01-30
Nationality
Sweden

Jens Ingemar "Ingo" Johansson (Swedish: ˈɪŋ(ɛ)mar ²juːanˌsɔn; 22 September 1932 – 30 January 2009) was a Swedish professional boxer who competed from 1952 to 1963. He held the world heavyweight title from 1959 to 1960, and was the fifth heavyweight champion born outside the United States. Johansson won the title by defeating Floyd Patterson via third-round stoppage, after flooring him seven times in that round. For this achievement, Johansson was awarded the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year—the only non-American to do so in the belt's entire 27-year existence—and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.Johansson also held the European heavyweight title twice, from 1956 to 1958 and from 1962 to 1963. As an amateur he won a silver medal in the heavyweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He affectionately named 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 No. 99 on The Ring magazine's list of the 100 greatest punchers of all time. He reputedly had recurring bone trouble in his right hand throughout his career as a result.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1963-04-21 Brian London LWLWWW Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm WIN
Points
1962-06-17 Dick Richardson WLWWLW Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1962-04-15 Wim Snoek WWWWWW Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm WIN
KO
1962-02-09 Joe Bygraves LLLLWW Maesshallen Sports Hall, Gothenburg WIN
Technical knockout
1961-03-13 Floyd Patterson WWWWLW Convention Center, Miami Beach LOST
KO
1960-06-20 Floyd Patterson WWWWWL Polo Grounds, New York LOST
KO
1959-06-26 Floyd Patterson WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
Technical knockout
1958-09-14 Eddie Machen WWWWWD Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1958-07-13 Heinz Neuhaus WWLWDW Nya Ullevi, Gothenburg WIN
Technical knockout
1958-02-21 Joe Erskine WWLWWW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Technical knockout
1957-12-13 Archie McBride LWLLLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Points
1957-05-19 Henry Cooper LWWWLL Johanneshov Ice Stadium, Stockholm WIN
KO
1956-12-28 Peter Bates LWWWLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1956-09-30 Franco Cavicchi WWWWLW Stadio Comunale, Bologna WIN
KO
1956-04-15 Hans Friedrich LWWWWW Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm WIN
Points
1956-02-24 Joe Bygraves WWWLWW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Points
1955-08-28 Hein Ten Hoff LWLWWL Ullevi, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1955-06-12 Guenter Nurnberg WWLWLW Westfalenhalle, Dortmund WIN
KO
1955-04-03 Uber Bacilieri LWWLW Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm WIN
Unanimous decision
1955-03-04 Aldo Pellegrini WWLLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
1955-02-13 Kurt Schiegl WWWWWL Kungliga Tennishallen, Stockholm WIN
Technical knockout
1955-01-06 Ansell Adams WLLLLL Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Points
1954-11-05 Werner Wiegand WWWWLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Technical knockout
1953-12-03 Raymond Degl'Innocenti LLWWWL Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1953-03-12 Erik Jensen WWWLLL K.B. Hallen, Copenhagen WIN
Points
1953-03-06 Lloyd Barnett LLLLLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
Points
1953-02-06 Emile Bentz WLLWLW Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
KO
1952-12-05 Robert Masson LWLWWL Masshallen, Gothenburg WIN
KO