Ingo's dead – Swedish boxer died, 76 years old

Ingemar ‘Ingo’ Johansson just died, at the age of 76. He was Sweden’s first, and still the only, world champion in heavyweight boxing.

A story famous among my relatives is when my dad’s cousin (I believe it was with his father) went to see the game between Ingo and Eddie Machen in 1958 at Ullevi in Gothenburg. They were both hungry so they decided to stand in line for a sausage. As they were standing there waiting the game started. And ended. Only 2 minutes and 16 seconds later after the start. My dad’s cousin saw nothing. But he sure heard a lot of screaming.

I will see if I can find the old Rekordmagasinet and read some contemporary texts about Ingo.

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