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Sweden's Johansson remembered

Updated: February 13, 2009, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

GOTEBORG, Sweden -- Six members of Ingemar Johansson's amateur boxing club carried the former heavyweight champion's casket from a packed memorial on Friday, a sign on a garland of flowers reading "Once a Champ, always a Champ."

More than 1,000 people attended the funeral in Johansson's hometown of Goteborg. He died at a nursing home last Friday after having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and dementia more than 10 years ago. He was 76.

Known as "Ingo" to Swedes, Johansson ...

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