Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 26: Johansson New Heavyweight Champ

Norway yesterday, Sweden today.

The foreign film that EVERYBODY saw in 1985, and everybody loved. Except me. In both cases.

I saw it a few years later, and remember not really liking it very much. Guess you had to see it in 1985.

But decades later I pillage the flick for clips, and think I might like it just fine now.

"Johansson enjoyed a successful career as a heavyweight. When he retired in 1963 he had a record of 26 wins, 17 by KO, and only 2 losses. He called his right fist "toonder and lightning" for its concussive power (it was also called "Ingo's Bingo" and the "Hammer of Thor"), and in 2003 he was ranked at #99 on The Ring's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time."

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