Clue Watch: Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson

Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johannson were two heavyweight champs who fought each other 3 times, with the title going back and forth between them. They show up together most of the time on Jeopardy! when they show up at all.

05/26/2008 HEAVYWEIGHTS $400: Ingemar Johansson won the heavyweight title from him in 1959 but lost 2 rematches
11/21/2005 PUGILISTS $1000: 1 of 2 men to whom Floyd Patterson lost the World Heavyweight title
12/06/2001 HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPS $1000: Ingemar Johansson won the heavyweight title from him in 1959, but lost 2 rematches
06/23/1999 BEFORE & AFTER $1000: Psychedelic “Dark Side of the Moon” rockers twice crowned heavyweight boxing champion of the world
06/11/1997 ORATORY $400: Of Floyd Patterson he said, “I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on”
04/23/1987 SPORTS $500: When he KO’d Ingemar Johansson, 6/20/60, he became 1st man to regain heavyweight championship
12/10/1986 THE ’50s $300: 1 of 5 men to have held the world heavyweight boxing championship during the decade

Wasn’t that 1986 a cool clue? Joe Louis was one wrong answer to it. Neither Floyd nor Ingo were given as a correct response.

Both Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson are DUE FOR A CLUE. They both might show up together again. If not, from the clues above, it looks like American Floyd has the advantage over Swedish Ingo.

More info:
Heavyweights by Decade – a quick reference list right here on Fikkle Fame.
Statues of Boxers – this is really cool, especially Kid Chocolate’s statue.

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