Ingemar Johansson knocks out Floyd Paterson June 26, 1959

Tributes Flood in for Sporting Legend

One of Sweden’s greatest sporting legends, Ingemar ”Ingo” Johansson died at the weekend, at the age of 76.

Johansson shocked the world when he won the heavyweight championship title in 1959, beating Floyd Patterson.

Millions of Swedes listened to the fight on the radio. 

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