Ingemar Johansson's right hand--dubbed "The Hammer of Thor"--was
the most fearsome in boxing, and Johansson's three fights with
Floyd Patterson rank among the sport's classic rivalries. Yet most
fans know little about the Swedish playboy who won the world
heavyweight championship with a shocking third round knockout of
Patterson and held it for six days short of a year (1959-1960).
During his reign, the raffish "Ingo" hit fashionable nightspots on