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Old 06-18-2007, 10:40 AM   #10
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Default Re: Ingemar Johansson was not knocked out cold by Brian London

The swedish press was sometimes mocking Johansson of being stupid. You know the big dumb boxer, but it was somewhat Ingemars own fault.
In an interview he talked about the money he was going to recieve in an upcoming fight and this is a quote. "They wanted to give us 2/3 of the income but I said we wanted at least 50%"

I guess he wasn't that good with numbers. This also in a way lead to pro boxing being illegal in Sweden because in the 50's when Johansson was active no one was allowed to live of their sport. That's why Sweden couldn't use their pro soccerplayers in the 1950 World Cup.

Even if those rules are long gone, professional boxing is still illegal in Sweden but the reason has changed. Now it's because of the brutality and injuries it's not allowed. But kickboxing and stuff is ok because it's a newer sport here. **** the government and their double standards.
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