INGEMAR JOHANSSON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 289874
Sale Price $180.00
Shown in boxing pose, but not in the ring
Photograph signed: "Ingemar Johansson". B/w, 8x10. In 1952, Swedish boxer Ingemar Johansson (1932-2009) competed in the Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland. Thirty years later, Johansson, who had been disqualified for what judges deemed a tepid performance, was presented with the Silver medal by the International Olympic Committee. In 1959, Johansson became the first Swede and last European to win the World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Floyd Patterson with a KO in the third round. . (Patterson came back to knock Johansson out in each of two rematches.) Johansson, who fought 28 bouts during his professional career, had a record of 26 wins (17 by KO, 8 decisions and one win by foul) and two losses (both by KOs), and remains a hero in his native country. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.
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