Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by Myron Mort » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 16:11:17


http://SportToday.org/

Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
Johansson knocked out Patterson
Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ingemar Johansson, the Swede who stunned the
boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
was 76.

Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
when they were in their ***s.

Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
pneumonia.

Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
Swede to win the award.

Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
sixth round of the *** match.

Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
retiring the following year.

Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by ddca.. » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 07:54:08


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
> Johansson knocked out Patterson
> Associated Press
> STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ingemar Johansson, the Swede who stunned the
> boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
> title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
> was 76.

> Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
> coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
> when they were in their ***s.

> Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
> Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
> in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
> the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
> recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
> pneumonia.

> Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
> the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

> Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
> years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
> in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

> Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
> on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
> American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
> stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

> Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
> broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
> champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
> Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
> Swede to win the award.

> Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
> York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
> Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
> sixth round of the *** match.

> Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
> England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
> retiring the following year.

> Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
> children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

> Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

We lost Floyd a few years ago so this is yet another terrible loss.
It also means that Ernie Terrell is the holdest living heavyweight
champion of the world (April 4, 1939).

Next is Jimmy Ellis (Feb. 24, 1940).
Ali = Jan. 17, 1942.

 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by D. Flyn » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 13:19:26


Quote:
> http://SportToday.org/

> Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
> Johansson knocked out Patterson
> Associated Press
> STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ingemar Johansson, the Swede who stunned the
> boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
> title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
> was 76.

> Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
> coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
> when they were in their ***s.

> Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
> Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
> in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
> the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
> recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
> pneumonia.

> Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
> the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

> Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
> years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
> in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

> Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
> on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
> American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
> stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

> Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
> broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
> champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
> Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
> Swede to win the award.

> Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
> York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
> Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
> sixth round of the *** match.

> Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
> England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
> retiring the following year.

> Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
> children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

> Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

From '57 to '59 he KOed Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Eddie Machen and
Floyd Patterson. Nice.

RIP Ingo.

 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by ne.. » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:17:30



Quote:

>> http://SportToday.org/

>> Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
>> Johansson knocked out Patterson
>> Associated Press
>> STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- , the Swede who stunned the
>> boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
>> title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
>> was 76.

>> Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
>> coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
>> when they were in their ***s.

>> Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
>> Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
>> in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
>> the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
>> recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
>> pneumonia.

>> Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
>> the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

>> Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
>> years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
>> in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

>> Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
>> on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
>> American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
>> stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

>> Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
>> broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
>> champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
>> Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
>> Swede to win the award.

>> Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
>> York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
>> Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
>> sixth round of the *** match.

>> Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
>> England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
>> retiring the following year.

>> Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
>> children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

>> Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

>From '57 to '59 he KOed Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Eddie Machen and
>Floyd Patterson. Nice.

>RIP Ingo.

All I really remember of Ingemar Johansson's early years was the time
he was disqualified when he he faced Hayes Edward Sander (1932 - 1954)
in the heavyweight champions bout for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.
In the second round of that bout, the referee DQ'd Johansson because
he was running, not boxing.

The other bouts in his pro career meant little by that time despite
holding a European title and KO'ing Eddie Machen (1932 - 1972) 10
months before he met Floyd Patterson and winning with a KO. After that
nothing more or remotely high caliber performances.

Just my opinion!

DCI  

 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by D. Flyn » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:28:12


Quote:



> >>http://SportToday.org/

> >> Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
> >> Johansson knocked out Patterson
> >> Associated Press
> >> STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- , the Swede who stunned the
> >> boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
> >> title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
> >> was 76.

> >> Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
> >> coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
> >> when they were in their ***s.

> >> Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
> >> Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
> >> in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
> >> the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
> >> recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
> >> pneumonia.

> >> Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
> >> the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

> >> Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
> >> years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
> >> in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

> >> Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
> >> on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
> >> American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
> >> stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

> >> Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
> >> broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
> >> champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
> >> Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
> >> Swede to win the award.

> >> Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
> >> York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
> >> Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
> >> sixth round of the *** match.

> >> Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
> >> England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
> >> retiring the following year.

> >> Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
> >> children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

> >> Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

> >From '57 to '59 he KOed Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Eddie Machen and
> >Floyd Patterson. Nice.

> >RIP Ingo.

> All I really remember of Ingemar Johansson's early years was the time
> he was disqualified when he he faced Hayes Edward Sander (1932 - 1954)
> in the heavyweight champions bout for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.
> In the second round of that bout, the referee DQ'd Johansson because
> he was running, not boxing.

> The other bouts in his pro career meant little by that time despite
> holding a European title and KO'ing Eddie Machen (1932 - 1972) 10
> months before he met Floyd Patterson and winning with a KO. After that
> nothing more or remotely high caliber performances.

> Just my opinion!

> DCI ?- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Donn, Ingo has claimed he was boxing and not running in the Olympics.
Was it a legit stoppage?
 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by ne.. » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 03:05:51



Quote:




>> >>http://SportToday.org/

>> >> Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
>> >> Johansson knocked out Patterson
>> >> Associated Press
>> >> STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- , the Swede who stunned the
>> >> boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
>> >> title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
>> >> was 76.

>> >> Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
>> >> coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
>> >> when they were in their ***s.

>> >> Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
>> >> Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
>> >> in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
>> >> the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
>> >> recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
>> >> pneumonia.

>> >> Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
>> >> the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

>> >> Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
>> >> years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
>> >> in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

>> >> Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
>> >> on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
>> >> American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
>> >> stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

>> >> Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
>> >> broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
>> >> champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
>> >> Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
>> >> Swede to win the award.

>> >> Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
>> >> York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
>> >> Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
>> >> sixth round of the *** match.

>> >> Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
>> >> England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
>> >> retiring the following year.

>> >> Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
>> >> children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

>> >> Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

>> >From '57 to '59 he KOed Henry Cooper, Joe Erskine, Eddie Machen and
>> >Floyd Patterson. Nice.

>> >RIP Ingo.

>> All I really remember of Ingemar Johansson's early years was the time
>> he was disqualified when he he faced Hayes Edward Sander (1932 - 1954)
>> in the heavyweight champions bout for the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.
>> In the second round of that bout, the referee DQ'd Johansson because
>> he was running, not boxing.

>> The other bouts in his pro career meant little by that time despite
>> holding a European title and KO'ing Eddie Machen (1932 - 1972) 10
>> months before he met Floyd Patterson and winning with a KO. After that
>> nothing more or remotely high caliber performances.

>> Just my opinion!

>> DCI ?- Hide quoted text -

>> - Show quoted text -

>Donn, Ingo has claimed he was boxing and not running in the Olympics.
>Was it a legit stoppage?

Sure was!

DCI

 
 
 

Former 'Great White Hope' Ingemar Johansson dies at 76

Post by ddca.. » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 07:36:20


Quote:

> >http://SportToday.org/

> > Updated: January 31, 2009, 1:32 AM ET
> > Johansson knocked out Patterson
> > Associated Press
> > STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ingemar Johansson, the Swede who stunned the
> > boxing world by knocking out Floyd Patterson to win the heavyweight
> > title in 1959, has died, a longtime friend said Saturday. Johansson
> > was 76.

> > Johansson died at a nursing home in Kungsbacka on the Swedish west
> > coast, said Stig Caldeborn, a close friend who sparred with Johansson
> > when they were in their ***s.

> > Floyd Patterson lies on the canvas after taking a knockout blow from
> > Ingemar Johansson in the third round of their heavyweight title bout
> > in New York's Yankee Stadium in 1959. Caldeborn said he didn't know
> > the cause of death but told The Associated Press that Johansson had
> > recently returned to the nursing home after being hospitalized with
> > pneumonia.

> > Johansson's daughter, Maria Gregner, told Swedish news agency TT that
> > the former champion died just before midnight Friday.

> > Johansson was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and dementia more than 10
> > years ago, when he lived in Stockholm. He spent the rest of his life
> > in Kungsbacka, only a few miles from the house where he grew up.

> > Johansson knocked out Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium
> > on June 26, 1959, to win the heavyweight title. He floored the
> > American seven times in the third round before referee Ruby Goldstein
> > stopped the fight 2:03 into it.

> > Back home, hundreds of thousands of Swedes listened to the live radio
> > broadcast at 3 a.m. as Johansson became only the fifth heavyweight
> > champion born outside the United States. His feat earned him The
> > Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year in 1959, only the second
> > Swede to win the award.

> > Patterson avenged the upset loss a year later in the rematch in New
> > York, knocking Johansson out in the fifth round. In March 1961, the
> > Swede floored Patterson twice in Miami before being knocked out in the
> > sixth round of the *** match.

> > Johansson had four more fights -- all wins, one of them a knockout of
> > England's*** Richardson for the European title in 1962 -- before
> > retiring the following year.

> > Johansson was married and divorced twice, and is also survived by five
> > children. Funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

> > Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

> We lost Floyd a few years ago so this is yet another terrible loss.
> It also means that Ernie Terrell is the holdest living heavyweight
> champion of the world (April 4, 1939).

> Next is Jimmy Ellis (Feb. 24, 1940).
> Ali = Jan. 17, 1942.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

This is hardly the time to discuss Ingo's Olympics
experience.