Cary Reads the Sports Section

In 1959, Ingemar Johansson beat Floyd Patterson by TKO for the heavyweight crown after knocking him down seven times in one round. Patterson knocked Johansson out in their 1960 and ’61 rematches. One of these bouts is the story on the front (or back) of Mr. Grant’s paper. Interestingly, at least one magazine called Ingo Johansson “Boxing’s Cary Grant,” and he and Patterson became good friends, regularly flying between Sweden and the US to visit each other.

(Photo found at Beguiling Hollywood, facts at Wikipedia.)

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