Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Fantasy Fight Division of ProBoxing-Fans.com is pleased and proud to present a battle for the Heavyweight Championship of the World:  Ingemar Johansson vs. Sonny Liston. Yes, we all know that Floyd Patterson lost his crown to Ingemar Johansson in 1959, won it back the following year, only to have Sonny Liston take it from him in 1962.  But what if Patterson had not become the first heavyweight to regain his title?  If Johansson had remained champion, he would certainly have faced the swarmingest, hardest-hitting heavy since Rocky Marciano:  The Big Bear, Sonny Liston. Ingemar Johansson Ingo (26-2-0, 17 KOs) had his first professional fight in 1952.  He won the European heavyweight championship in 1956 by knocking out Franco Cavicchi in the 13th.  He retained his title by defeating Henry Cooper in 1957 by fifth-round KO, and by stopping Joe Erskine by 13th-round TKO in 1958.  His first-round knockout of Eddie Machen several months after his defeat of Erskine ensured ...

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