Jersey Joe Walcott vs. Olle Tandberg

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Jersey Joe Walcott 194 lbs beat Olle Tandberg 208 lbs by TKO at 2:30 in round 5 of 12

  • Date: 1949-08-14
  • Location: Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Referee: Andrew Smyth

Tandberg was down for an 8 count in the 3rd. The next round was even. In the 5th, the Swede was down 3 times, each time coming up at 9. The towel came flying in from Tandberg's corner.

This was Walcott's European debut and first win after three tough losses to Joe Louis (twice) and Ezzard Charles.