Ingemar Johansson

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Birthday
22, 1932
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jan 30, 2009 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1932
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jan 30, 2009 (76)

About

Swedish heavyweight boxer who caused a sensation when he knocked out Floyd Patterson in 1959.

Before Fame

He was disqualified in the gold-medal match at the 1952 Olympics, because he spent the better part of two rounds barely throwing a punch.

Trivia

In his rematch with Floyd Patterson, he knocked Patterson down a few times, but eventually lost.

Family Life

He proposed to his girlfriend Brigit just before the Patterson rematch.

Associated With

He played a Marine in the 1960 film "All the Young Men," with Alan Ladd and Sidney Poitier.

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