Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Lennart Risberg Passes Away At The Age of 78

By Per Ake Persson

Lennart Risberg has passed away at the age of 78. Risberg is regarded as one of the best Swedish fighters in history and was hugely popular with his agressive all out style. He won the Swedish and Nordic titles as an amateur in the 1950´s, participated in the 1956 Olympics before turning pro in 1958, a time when boxing was booming in Sweden with Ingemar Johansson heading for the World heavyweight championship. Risberg fought at light heavy and drew with future world champ Willie Pastrano in Sweden in 1961 but lost to former champ Carl "Bobo" Olsson in 1962.

All in all Risberg went 25-3-4 as a pro and never fought for a title but had throughout his career problems with cuts and a work related eye injury. After his career Risberg continued to plug away as a plumber and did well. His sole US appearance was on the undercard to the second fight between Floyd Patterson and Ingemar Johansson and Risberg lost due a bad cut to Harry Wallitsch.

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Joseph Diaz Drops Terrazas Three Times, Crushes Him in Three Wilder: Tyson, Lewis Should Be Praising Me - Your Era is Gone! Ali's Comeback: The Untold Story - New Documentary Coming Photos: Luis Nery Looks Sharp During Workout in Japan Sanchez Breaks Down Carlos Cuadras' First Camp in Big Bear Lucas Matthysse Ready For Thurman, Pacquiao, Danny Garcia Photos: Rances Barthelemy Putting in Work for Relikh Rematch Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada - Face To Face at Final Presser Carlos Adames Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank Hearn: Jarrell Miller is a Threat, Fighting Joshua Would Be Exciting Canelo: Fans Will Get What They Desire - A Knockout of Golovkin! Parker: If Joshua, Hearn Looking Past Me - They Will Get a Surprise! Charlo: Golovkin Knows Pressure’s On, Fierce Dog Waiting for Him Sergey Kovalev Feels That He's Finally Reaching His Full Potential Groves: I'm Confident That I'll Fight For The Muhammad Ali Trophy Michael Farenas Returns on April 7th in Calgary, Canada Showtime Sports To Debut New Digital Show on February 28 Canelo-Golovkin Rematch Finalized For T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas Mike Tyson: Deontay Wilder Could Beat Me? I Don't Think So! Dmitry Bivol Unites With 'Faith Fighters International' Teens Brook: Fighting Khan Means More Than Winning Another Title Photos: Callum Smith, Nieky Holzken - Square Up at Final Presser Bivol: Mikhalkin Underestimated; Not Easy Opponent for Kovalev Jacobs: Sulecki is Game; Let's See if He Can Take the Punches Adonis Stevenson Very Confident He'll KO Badou Jack: Don't Blink! Martin Murray: I'll Retire if Saunders Wins, Confident I'll Beat Him BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - Feb. 22 George Groves: James DeGale's Value Has Diminished Significantly Haye Believes That He Would Do a 'Muhammad Ali' on Joshua Mikey Garcia's Coach Feels Errol Spence Fight is The Wrong Move Luis Nery: This Time I'll End Yamanaka in The Sixth Round Donnie Nietes Versus The Clock Canelo's Trainer: GGG Will Be The Same Fighter, Never Changes! Rigondeaux's Coach: Rigo Should Not Suffer Over One Bad Night David Benavidez: I Hope To Fight Gilberto Ramirez, George Groves Photos: Joseph Diaz, Victor Terrazas - Ready For Indio Battle Canelo Will Hit Colorado in March To Prepare For Golovkin Photos: Sor Rungvisai, Estrada, Cuadras, Nietes - Workouts Golovkin Reaches Deal With Tecate Ahead of Canelo Rematch Ortiz-Alexander Peaked at 1.53M Viewers, Averaged 1.13M on FOX
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement