Ingemar Johansson was born in Sweden on October 16, 1932. He had his first professional fight on December 5, 1952. On June 26, 1959 he stopped Floyd Patterson in three rounds to become Heavyweight Champion. He posted career victories over Brian London, Eddie Machen, and Henry Cooper. He retired with a career mark of 26-2 with 17 wins by knockout. In gemar Johansson passed away on January 20, 2009. Offered here is a signed photograph of Ingemar Johansson which comes with a letter of authenticity from Jim Stinson. This is a black & white, 8" x 10," photo of Johansson in full fight pose. Boldly signed in blue sharpie. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. Bold, clear image. LOA from Jim Stinson indicating photo was signed on April 9, 1993.