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Old 07-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default Why is Ingo Johansson in the Hall of Fame?

He caught Patterson and stopped him, and was able to get Cooper while Sir H was coming off stoppage losses.

He only had 26 fights and was nearly crippled by Patterson in returns. Someone please school me on why he is a HOF'er?
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: Why is Ingo Johansson in the Hall of Fame?

Firstly, it is the "Hall of Fame", not the "Hall of Merit"!

When Time Magazine were criticised for appointing Joseph Stalin as "man of the year", they coldly replied that it was not meant to be a compliment!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Floyd Patterson supporters trying to build up their man's resume. Simple as that.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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Yeah, I never really got that one either.

Then again, every lineal Heavyweight champ up until Leon made it in regardless of how "great" they were. Except Marvin Hart.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:24 PM   #5
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Corbett had something around 19 fights and only won 11. Jeffries was a rank amateur his entire career and ended up with 23 fights.

Both have been enshrined.
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The first 'Scandanavian' World Champion.

Extremely popular in Sweden, as well as Europe.

Successful businessman, and generally an excellent citizen.

Had the looks, and was considered the 'First Playboy Heavyweight Champion'.

Got out of the business, before he got his brains 'scrambled', and did not lend to
temptation to come back for 'super big' $$$ versus;
* Floyd Patterson IV
* Sonny Liston
* Cassius Clay

1959 Sports Illustrated 'Sportsman of the Year'
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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The first 'Scandanavian' World Champion.

Extremely popular in Sweden, as well as Europe.

Successful businessman, and generally an excellent citizen.

Had the looks, and was considered the 'First Playboy Heavyweight Champion'.

Got out of the business, before he got his brains 'scrambled', and did not lend to
temptation to come back for 'super big' $$$ versus;
* Floyd Patterson IV
* Sonny Liston
* Cassius Clay

1959 Sports Illustrated 'Sportsman of the Year'
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His brains were later proven to be scrambled.

He did KO Machen like no one ever KO'd Machen.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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He did KO Machen like no one ever KO'd Machen.
Yeah. If nothing else, he did have a good right. That's pretty much it, though.
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Baby if loving Ingo is wrong, I don't want to be right.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #10
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Baby if loving Ingo is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Well... People just love a good bullshit anyway, don't they?

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #11
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The first 'Scandanavian' World Champion.

Extremely popular in Sweden, as well as Europe.

Successful businessman, and generally an excellent citizen.

Had the looks, and was considered the 'First Playboy Heavyweight Champion'.

Got out of the business, before he got his brains 'scrambled', and did not lend to
temptation to come back for 'super big' $$$ versus;
* Floyd Patterson IV
* Sonny Liston
* Cassius Clay

1959 Sports Illustrated 'Sportsman of the Year'
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Yeah I guess that W over Patterson was a big win for European boxing.

But first Playboy Champ? That would be Johnson and Max Baer
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #12
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First playboy world champion? Bullshit. Ingo was commonly photod in domestic bliss with his ***y as hell wife.

Anyone ever hear of Sullivan, Dempsey, Baer, Jack Johnson? Johannson couldnt compete with those guys in reality or public perception of being a playboy.

Also, he did NOT get out of the business before his brains got scrambled. He very famously suffered from pretty severe pugilistica dementia in his final years, much like Patterson and many other fighters.
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He caught Patterson and stopped him, and was able to get Cooper while Sir H was coming off stoppage losses.

He only had 26 fights and was nearly crippled by Patterson in returns. Someone please school me on why he is a HOF'er?
You forgot to mention his 1st round KO win over Eddie Machen.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:47 PM   #14
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You forgot to mention his 1st round KO win over Eddie Machen.
?? How horrible of me.
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If you've seen the movie Thor, his hammer was based on Ingo's right hand. True fact.
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