Name: Lennart Risberg
Alias: Soders Dempsey
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 2013-09-04 (Age:78)
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Boxing Record: click
Olympic games results
1956 (as a Light heavyweight)
- Lost to Andrzej Wojciechowski (Poland) KO by 3
Swedish Radio re- broadcasted a 1979- interview with Risberg after his death:
- "To be a good a boxer one must have a strong condition, a will to win and some punching power.I had all that"
- "The very best fighters brought out the best in me, while the mediocre ones sometimes made me look bad."
- "Ingemar Johansson was more famous than me, but I didn't mind at all. He was a great guy."
- "I felt I was winning all the way agains Bobo Olson and may have gotten a little careless."
- "I don't regret being a boxer. I learned how to take care of myself."
- "My eye injuries was more a problem to the press than to myself."
- "I'm still an early riser.5 days a week during my career I went up 4:30 and ran. And then off to work."
- "Still work out a little in my old club. But have no longing for the game anymore. It ment after all very hard work through the years."
- "My best fight was against the German Dieter Wemhoner in 1960. Favorite boxer: Rocky Marciano.
Best fighter I met was as an amateur, the Czech Julius Torma. Impossible to hit him."