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Henry Armstrong boxer

Henry Armstrong image
Status inactive
Age 78
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1931-07-27
Born 1909-12-12
Death 1988-10-23
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
bouts
183
won
152
lost
22
draw
9
bouts
183
won
152
lost
22
draw
9
Status inactive
Age 78
Division welterweight
Height 5′ 5½″/166cm
Reach 67″/170cm
Debut 1931-07-27
Born 1909-12-12
Death 1988-10-23
Nationality USA
Residence Los Angeles, California, USA

Armstrong was one of the few fighters to win in three or more different divisions: featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. He defended his welterweight title a total of nineteen times.The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1937, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1940. In 2007, The Ring ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of the last 80 years. Bert Sugar also ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of all time. ESPN ranked Armstrong as number 3 on their list of the 50 greatest boxers of all time.

Armstrong was one of the few fighters to win in three or more different divisions: featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight. He defended his welterweight title a total of nineteen times.The Ring magazine named him Fighter of the Year in 1937, while the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) named him Fighter of the Year in 1940. In 2007, The Ring ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of the last 80 years. Bert Sugar also ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of all time. ESPN ranked Armstrong as number 3 on their list of the 50 greatest boxers of all time.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
Feb. 14, 1945 Chester Slider WLLWWD Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Feb. 6, 1945 Genaro Rojo DLWLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1945 Chester Slider LWLLWW Auditorium, Oakland DRAW
Points
Nov. 4, 1944 Mike Belloise WLLDWW Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
Sept. 15, 1944 Aldo Spoldi WLWLLL Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
KO
Aug. 21, 1944 Willie Joyce LLWWWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Points
July 14, 1944 Slugger White WWWWLL Legion Stadium, Hollywood DRAW
Points
July 4, 1944 John Thomas WWWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 21, 1944 Nick Latsios WLWWLW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1944 Al 'Bummy' Davis WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1944 Willie Joyce WWLLWW Chicago Stadium, Chicago LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 22, 1944 Aaron Perry WWWLWW Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
May 16, 1944 Ralph Zannelli LLWWWL Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
April 25, 1944 John Thomas WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
March 24, 1944 Ralph Zannelli WLLWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Unanimous decision
March 20, 1944 Frankie Wills WWWWWW Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Unanimous decision
March 14, 1944 Johnny Jones DLLWW Dorsey Park, Miami WIN
KO
Feb. 29, 1944 Jackie Byrd LLLLLL Coliseum, Des Moines WIN
KO
Feb. 23, 1944 Jimmy Garrison WDLWWL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 7, 1944 Lew Hanbury WLWWWW Uline Arena, Washington WIN
KO
Jan. 25, 1944 Saverio Turiello LDWLDL Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City WIN
KO
Jan. 14, 1944 Aldo Spoldi LWWLWL Auditorium, Portland WIN
KO
Aug. 27, 1943 Sugar Ray Robinson WLWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 14, 1943 Joey Silva WLLLLL Gonzaga Stadium, Spokane WIN
Points
Aug. 6, 1943 Jimmy Garrison WWWDWD Auditorium, Portland WIN
Points
July 24, 1943 Willie Joyce WWWLWW Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
June 11, 1943 Sammy Angott WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
May 24, 1943 Maxie Shapiro LWLDDW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 7, 1943 Tommy Jessup WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
KO
May 3, 1943 Saverio Turiello LLLLDW Uline Arena, Washington WIN
Technical knockout
April 2, 1943 Beau Jack WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 22, 1943 Al Tribuani WWWLWD Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Unanimous decision
March 8, 1943 Tippy Larkin WWWWWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
KO
March 2, 1943 Willie Joyce WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Majority decision
Jan. 5, 1943 Jimmy McDaniels LDWLWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 14, 1942 Saverio Turiello WLLLLL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 4, 1942 Lew Jenkins LLLLLW Auditorium, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 26, 1942 Fritzie Zivic LWWWWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 13, 1942 Juan Zurita WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Sept. 30, 1942 Earl Turner WWWWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1942 Leo Rodak LWDDWL Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1942 Johnny Taylor LWLLLL Arena, Pittman WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 26, 1942 Rodolfo Ramirez WLLWLW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
KO
Aug. 13, 1942 Jackie Burke LLWWWL John Affleck Park, Ogden WIN
Points
Aug. 3, 1942 Aldo Spoldi WWWWWD Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
July 20, 1942 Joe Ybarra DWLLDW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1942 Reuben Shank WWWWWL Municipal Auditorium, Denver LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 24, 1942 Sheik Rangel WWLWWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Points
June 1, 1942 Johnny Taylor LLLWLL Civic Auditorium, San Jose WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 17, 1941 Fritzie Zivic WWWWWD Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1940 Fritzie Zivic WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 23, 1940 Phil Furr WWLLWL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
KO
July 17, 1940 Lew Jenkins WWWWWW Polo Grounds, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 21, 1940 Paul Junior WWWWLD Exposition Building, Portland WIN
Technical knockout
May 24, 1940 Ralph Zannelli WWWLWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 1940 Paul Junior WWWWWW Boston Garden, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1940 Ceferino Garcia WWWWWW Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Jan. 24, 1940 Pedro Montanez WWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 4, 1940 Joe Ghnouly LWLLWW Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
KO
Dec. 11, 1939 Jimmy Garrison WWWWLW Arena, Cleveland World Welterweight

WIN
KO
Oct. 30, 1939 Bobby Pacho LWDLLL Municipal Auditorium, Denver World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 24, 1939 Jimmy Garrison LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Welterweight

WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1939 Richie Fontaine DDLWLL Civic Auditorium, Seattle World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1939 Howard Scott LLLLLL Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Oct. 9, 1939 Al Manfredo WLWWLW Riverview Park, Des Moines WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 22, 1939 Lou Ambers WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 25, 1939 Ernie Roderick WWWWWW Harringay Arena, Harringay World Welterweight

WIN
Points
March 31, 1939 Davey Day WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 16, 1939 Lew Feldman WLWWWL Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis World Lightweight

WIN
KO
March 4, 1939 Bobby Pacho LWDWWL Tropical Stadium, Havana World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1939 Baby Arizmendi WDWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles World Welterweight

WIN
Points
Dec. 5, 1938 Al Manfredo WWLWLW Arena, Cleveland World Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 25, 1938 Ceferino Garcia WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 17, 1938 Lou Ambers WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Split-decision
May 31, 1938 Barney Ross WWWWWW Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens World Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 30, 1938 Lew Feldman WLLWWW Hippodrome, New York WIN
KO
March 25, 1938 Eddie Zivic LLWLLL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1938 Baby Arizmendi DLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Feb. 28, 1938 Charley Burns WLWLLL Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Feb. 25, 1938 Everett Rightmire WDWWWW International Amphitheatre, Chicago WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 9, 1938 Al Citrino WWWDWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 1, 1938 Chalky Wright WDWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Jan. 22, 1938 Tommy Brown LWLWLL Labor Temple, Tucson WIN
KO
Jan. 21, 1938 Frankie Castillo LLLLWL Legion Arena, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 12, 1938 Enrico Venturi WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 12, 1937 Johnny Jones LLLLLL Coliseum Arena, New Orleans WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1937 Tony Chavez WWWDWW Arena, Cleveland WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1937 Joey Brown WLWLDW Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo WIN
KO
Nov. 19, 1937 Billy Beauhuld WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1937 Petey Sarron WLLLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Oct. 18, 1937 Joe Marciente DLLLLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Sept. 21, 1937 Bobby Dean WWWWLL Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1937 Johnny DeFoe LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1937 Charley Burns DLLWLW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
KO
Aug. 31, 1937 Orville Drouillard WLLLLD University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 16, 1937 Johnny Cabello LWLLWD Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 13, 1937 Eddie Brink WDLWLW Dyckman Oval, Manhattan WIN
KO
July 27, 1937 Benny Bass WWWWWW Baker Bowl, Philadelphia WIN
KO
July 19, 1937 Lew Massey LLWDLD Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens WIN
Technical knockout
July 8, 1937 Alf Blatch WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1937 Jackie Carter WWDLDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
June 9, 1937 Mark Diaz DLDLLL Pasadena Arena, Pasadena WIN
KO
May 28, 1937 Wally Hally WWWWWD Wrigley Field, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1937 Frankie Klick LLLWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
April 6, 1937 Pete DeGrasse WLLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
March 19, 1937 Aldo Spoldi WWWWDW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Unanimous decision
March 12, 1937 Mike Belloise WLWWWL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
March 2, 1937 California Joe Rivers WWWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 19, 1937 Varias Milling WDWDLW Coliseum, San Diego WIN
KO
Feb. 2, 1937 Moon Mullins LWWDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 19, 1937 Tony Chavez WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Jan. 1, 1937 Rodolfo Casanova WWWWLW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
KO
Dec. 3, 1936 Tony Chavez WWWWWW Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis LOSS
DQ
Nov. 17, 1936 Joey Alcanter WDWWDW Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 2, 1936 Gene Espinosa LDLLWW Eastside Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 27, 1936 Mike Belloise WWDWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles California-Mexico World Featherweight

WIN
Points
Sept. 8, 1936 Dommy Ganzon WWDWWW Civic Auditorium, Stockton WIN
KO
Sept. 3, 1936 Elmer 'Buzz' Brown LLWWWD Multnomah Stadium, Portland WIN
Points
Aug. 18, 1936 Juan Zurita LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Aug. 4, 1936 Baby Arizmendi LDWWDW Wrigley Field, Los Angeles California-Mexico World Featherweight

WIN
Points
June 22, 1936 Johnny DeFoe WWLDWW Fox Theater, Butte California-Mexico World Featherweight

WIN
Points
May 19, 1936 Bobby Leyvas LLWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles USA California State Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1936 Richie Fontaine DWLWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles USA California State Featherweight

WIN
Points
Feb. 26, 1936 Richie Fontaine WWDWL Auditorium, Oakland LOSS
Points
Jan. 1, 1936 Joe Conde WWLLWD El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Dec. 6, 1935 Alton Black WLLWWL Chestnut St. Arena, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 27, 1935 Midget Wolgast WWLWWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Points
Nov. 12, 1935 Leo Lomelli WWWDWW Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 21, 1935 Lester Marston LLLLWL Auditorium, Oakland WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 18, 1935 Perfecto Lopez WWLLWW Civic Auditorium, San Francisco DRAW
Points
Sept. 13, 1935 Alton Black WWLLWW Chestnut St. Arena, Reno WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1935 Varias Milling WLLLLD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
May 28, 1935 Davey Abad WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
May 10, 1935 Mark Diaz DWLLLD Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Points
April 16, 1935 Frankie Covelli WWWWLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
April 6, 1935 Tully Corvo DWWWWW L-st Arena, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1935 Davey Abad WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
Points
March 19, 1935 Sal Hernandez WWWDDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 16, 1935 Rodolfo Casanova WWLWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOSS
DQ
Jan. 1, 1935 Baby Arizmendi WWLWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 15, 1934 Ventura Arana WWWWWW El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 1, 1934 Joe Conde WLWWWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 4, 1934 Baby Arizmendi WWWLWW Arena Nacional, Mexico City LOSS
Points
Sept. 28, 1934 Perfecto Lopez DLLWLL Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Points
Sept. 13, 1934 Max Tarley DWLLDD Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
KO
Sept. 7, 1934 Joe Sanchez WLDWWD Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 28, 1934 Perfecto Lopez LDDLLW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
July 17, 1934 Perfecto Lopez LDLDDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
June 14, 1934 Davey Abad WLLLWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Points
June 5, 1934 Vicente Torres WWLWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
May 22, 1934 Johnny DeFoe WDLWWL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Technical knockout
May 4, 1934 Kid Moro WLWLWL Civic Auditorium, Watsonville DRAW
Points
March 27, 1934 Young Danny D Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
March 6, 1934 Perfecto Lopez WWDWLL Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield WIN
Points
Feb. 13, 1934 Benny Pelz DLLLDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Jan. 26, 1934 Baby Manuel WWWWWD Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Points
Dec. 14, 1933 Gene Espinosa WWWWWW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 23, 1933 Kid Moro WWWWLL Civic Auditorium, Stockton DRAW
Points
Nov. 3, 1933 Kid Moro WWWWWL Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach WIN
Points
Oct. 19, 1933 Johnny Granone WDWLDW Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 11, 1933 Perfecto Lopez WWWWDW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Sept. 5, 1933 Perfecto Lopez DLWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Aug. 30, 1933 Hoyt Jones LWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles DRAW
Points
Aug. 8, 1933 Bobby Calmes DWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
July 29, 1933 Benny Pelz WDLLLD Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles WIN
Points
July 11, 1933 Baby Manuel WWWWWD Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
June 28, 1933 George Haberski W Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington WIN
Points
June 7, 1933 Ricky Hall WWDWWW Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach WIN
KO
May 31, 1933 Max Tarley WWLLDL Pico Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
May 24, 1933 Young Bud Taylor LLLWLL Pico Arena, Los Angeles WIN
KO
April 28, 1933 Perfecto Lopez WWWWLD Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Points
March 21, 1933 Paul Wangley WLLLDL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
KO
Feb. 17, 1933 George Dundee L Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1933 Johnny Ryan LWW Ventura A.C., Ventura WIN
Points
Dec. 31, 1932 Young Corpuz WLWLDW Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach WIN
Points
Dec. 13, 1932 Gene Espinosa WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles WIN
Points
Dec. 1, 1932 Vince Trujillo Los Angeles WIN
KO
Oct. 1, 1932 Max Tarley LLDLWD Los Angeles WIN
Points
Sept. 27, 1932 Al Greenfield LWWWLL Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Aug. 30, 1932 Eddie Trujillo Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles LOSS
Points
Dec. 7, 1931 Victor Kid Ponce DLWLLW Culver City Stadium, Culver City LOSS
Points
July 31, 1931 Sammy Burns WWLLWW Hickey Park, Millvale WIN
Points
July 27, 1931 Al Iovino LDWDWL Meyers Bowl, North Braddock LOSS
KO