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Ingemar Johansson: Swedish Heavyweight Boxing Champion

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Ingmar Johansson's right hand--dubbed "The Hammer of Thor"--was the most fearsome in boxing, and Johansson's three fights with Floyd Patterson rank among the sport's classic rivalries. Yet most fans know little about the Swedish playboy who won the world heavyweight championship with a shocking third round knockout of Patterson and held it for six days short of a year (1959-1960). During his brief reign, the raffish "Ingo" hit fashionable nightspots on two continents, romanced Elizabeth Taylor and refused to kowtow to the ...

Ingemar Johansson: Swedish Heavyweight Boxing Champion 2015, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786498475

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