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Meanings and Variations

Ingemar is from Scandinavian meaning Famous son.
Alternates for Ingemar include: Ingamar, and ingmar
See Also: Inger
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Ingemar Johansson was born Jens Ingemar Johansson.: Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world. He defeated Floyd Patterson by TKO in the third round, after flooring Patterson seven times in that round, to win the World Heavyweight Championship. As a result, Johansson won the Hickok Belt as top professional athlete of the year in 1959 and was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year".\n\nBy the 1970s he resided in Pompano Beach, Florida, for part of each year and ran in marathons (including the Boston Marathon) all over the world until the mid-1980s. During the 1990s Johansson and Patterson would attend boxing conventions and also sign their autographs on boxing memorabilia. They continued to be friends until the onset of Alzheimer's disease incapacitated them both.\n\nIn 2002, he was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.\n\nHaving suffered from Alzheimer's disease and dementia since the mid 1990s, his health deteriorated until January 30, 2009, when he died from complications following pneumonia

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