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Henry Jackson Jr. (December 12, 1912 – October 24, 1988) was an American professional boxer and a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong.

Henry Armstrong
Henry Armstrong.jpg
Henry Armstrong in 1937
Statistics
Real nameHenry Melody Jackson Jr.
Nickname(s)Homicide Hank
Hurricane Hank
Hammerin' Hank
Weight(s)Featherweight
Lightweight
Welterweight
Middleweight
Height5 ft 5 12 in (166 cm)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born(1912-12-12)December 12, 1912
Columbus, Mississippi
DiedOctober 24, 1988(1988-10-24) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights181
Wins151
Wins by KO101
Losses21
Draws9

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. 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.[1] Historian 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.[2]

Early lifeEdit

He was born Henry Jackson, Jr. on December 12, 1912, in Columbus, Mississippi. He was the son of Henry Jackson Sr., a sharecropper of African American, Irish, and Native American descent, and America Jackson, said to be a "full-blooded" Iroquois.[3][4] (Note: But there were six Iroquois tribes and none named "Iroquois". By the 20th century, many of their members also had European-American heritage.) As a child, Henry Jr. moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri, during the early period of the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to industrial cities of the Midwest and North. There he became involved in boxing. He graduated as an honor student from Vashon High School in St. Louis[5] Later he took the surname Armstrong as his fighting name.

Early careerEdit

Armstrong began his professional career on July 28, 1931, in a fight with Al Iovino, in which Armstrong was knocked out in three rounds. His first win came later that year, beating Sammy Burns by a decision in six. In 1932, Armstrong moved to Los Angeles, where he lost two four-round decisions in a row to Eddie Trujillo and Al Greenfield. Following these two losses, however, he started a streak of 11 wins.[6]

In 1936, Armstrong split his time among Los Angeles, Mexico City and St. Louis. A few notable opponents of that year include Ritchie Fontaine, Arizmendi, former world champion Juan Zurita, and Mike Belloise.[6] Early in his career, he fought some fights under the ring name Melody Jackson.[7]

In 1937 Armstrong won his first 22 bouts. He beat Casanova in three rounds, Belloise in four, Joe Rivers in three, former world champion Frankie Klick in four, and former world champion Benny Bass in four.[6] Armstrong was given his first world title fight, for the title in the 126-pound weight class against World Featherweight Champion Petey Sarron at Madison Square Garden. Armstrong knocked Sarron out in six rounds, becoming the World Featherweight Champion.[8]

Armstrong's two nicknames were Hurricane Henry and Homicide' Hank.[9]

In 1938, Armstrong started his season with seven more knockouts in a row, including one over Chalky Wright, a future world champion. The streak finally ended when Arizmendi lasted ten rounds before losing a decision to Armstrong in their fourth fight. Armstrong's streak of 27 knockout wins in a row qualifies as one of the longest knockout win streaks in the history of boxing, according to The Ring magazine.[citation needed]

Later in 1938, Armstrong, still the Featherweight division world champion, challenged Barney Ross for the title. Later a fellow member of the three division champions' club, Ross was then World Welterweight Champion. Armstrong, at 133½ pounds, beat Ross, at 142 pounds, by unanimous decision, adding the World Welterweight Championship to his belt. Armstrong lost weight in order to compete in the lower weight division, and beat World Lightweight Champion Lou Ambers by split decision. Armstrong was the first boxer ever to hold world championships in three different weight divisions at the same time. He decided not to maintain the required 126-pound weight anymore and left the featherweight crown vacant.[8]

Welterweight defensesEdit

Armstrong dedicated the next two years to defending the welterweight crown, beating, among others, Ceferino Garcia, a future World Middleweight Champion, and Bobby Pacho.

Armstrong defended his Lightweight belt in a rematch with Ambers, which he lost on a 15-round decision. After that, he concentrated once again on defending the world Welterweight title. He defended it in eight fights in a row, the last of which was a nine-round knockout win over Puerto Rico's Pedro Montañez.

Armstrong sought to become the first boxer to win world titles in four different categories in a rematch with Garcia, already the World Middleweight Champion, but the fight ended in a ten-round draw. Armstrong's attempt to win a world title in a fourth division was frustrated.[10] According to boxing historian Bert Sugar, many commentators of the time said that Armstrong deserved the decision in this fight.[11]

 
Armstrong (right) demonstrating some boxing techniques to a US Army member during an exhibition tour in 1943.

Returning to the welterweight division, Armstrong successfully defended the title five more times, until Fritzie Zivic beat him to take the world title in a 15-round decision. This ended Armstrong's reign as Welterweight Champion. Armstrong's eighteen successful title defenses were the most in history in the Welterweight division.[citation needed]

In 1945, Armstrong retired from boxing. His official record was 152 wins, 21 losses and 9 draws, with 101 knockout wins.[6]

After boxingEdit

After retiring from boxing in 1946, Armstrong briefly opened a Harlem nightclub, the Melody Room (named after his first nickname).[12] He returned to settle again in St. Louis, Missouri where, apart from the ceremonies and galas that he attended afterward, he led a quiet retirement. He became a born-again Christian and an ordained Baptist minister and youth advocate, helping to run the Herbert Hoover Boys Club. He also taught young fighters how to box.[7]

Death, legacy and honorsEdit



Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
183 fights 152 wins 22 losses
By knockout 101 2
By decision 51 18
By disqualification 0 2
Draws 9
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
183 Loss 152–22–9   Chester Slider PTS 10 Feb 14, 1945   Auditorium, Oakland
182 Win 152–21–9   Genaro Rojo UD 10 Feb 06, 1945   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
181 Draw 151–21–9   Chester Slider PTS 10 Jan 17, 1945   Auditorium, Oakland
180 Win 151–21–8   Mike Belloise KO 4 (10) Nov 04, 1944   Auditorium, Portland
179 Win 150–21–8   Aldo Spoldi KO 2 (10) Sep 15, 1944   Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis
178 Win 149–21–8   Willie Joyce PTS 10 Aug 21, 1944   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
177 Draw 148–21–8   Slugger White PTS 10 Jul 14, 1944   Legion Stadium, Hollywood
176 Loss 148–21–7   John Thomas UD 10 Jul 04, 1944   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
175 Win 148–20–7   Nick Latsios UD 10 Jun 21, 1944   Madison Square Garden, New York
174 Win 147–20–7   Al Davis TKO 2 (10) Jun 15, 1944   Madison Square Garden, New York
173 Loss 146–20–7   Willie Joyce UD 10 Jun 02, 1944   Chicago Stadium, Chicago
172 Win 146–19–7   Aaron Perry TKO 6 (10) May 22, 1944   Griffith Stadium, Washington
171 Win 145–19–7   Ralph Zannelli UD 10 May 16, 1944   Boston Garden, Boston
170 Win 144–19–7   John Thomas SD 10 Apr 25, 1944   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
169 Win 143–19–7   Ralph Zannelli UD 10 Mar 24, 1944   Boston Garden, Boston
168 Win 142–19–7   Frankie Willis UD 10 Mar 20, 1944   Uline Arena, Washington
167 Win 141–19–7   Johnny Jones KO 5 (10) Mar 14, 1944   Dorsey Park, Miami
166 Win 140–19–7   Jackie Byrd KO 4 (10) Feb 29, 1944   Coliseum, Des Moines
165 Win 139–19–7   Jimmy Garrison TKO 5 (10) Feb 23, 1944   Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City
164 Win 138–19–7   Lew Hanbury KO 3 (10) Feb 07, 1944   Uline Arena, Washington
163 Win 137–19–7   Saverio Turiello KO 7 (12) Jan 25, 1944   Auditorium, Portland
162 Win 136–19–7   Aldo Spoldi KO 3 (10) Jan 14, 1944   Auditorium, Portland
161 Loss 135–19–7   Sugar Ray Robinson UD 10 Aug 27, 1943   Madison Square Garden, New York
160 Win 135–18–7   Joey Silva PTS 10 Aug 14, 1943   Gonzaga Stadium, Spokane
159 Win 134–18–7   Jimmy Garrison PTS 10 Aug 06, 1943   Auditorium, Portland
158 Win 133–18–7   Willie Joyce UD 10 Jul 24, 1943   Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles
157 Win 132–18–7   Sammy Angott UD 10 Jun 11, 1943   Madison Square Garden, New York
156 Win 131–18–7   Maxie Shapiro TKO 7 (10) May 24, 1943   Convention Hall, Philadelphia
155 Win 130–18–7   Tommy Jessup KO 1 (10) May 07, 1943   Boston Garden, Boston
154 Win 129–18–7   Saverio Turiello TKO 5 (10) May 03, 1943   Uline Arena, Washington
153 Loss 128–18–7   Beau Jack UD 10 Apr 02, 1943   Madison Square Garden, New York
152 Win 128–17–7   Al Tribuani UD 10 Mar 22, 1943   Convention Hall, Philadelphia
151 Win 127–17–7   Tippy Larkin KO 2 (10) Mar 08, 1943   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
150 Loss 126–17–7   Willie Joyce UD 10 Mar 02, 1943   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
149 Win 126–16–7   Jimmy McDaniels UD 10 Jan 05, 1942   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
148 Win 125–16–7   Saverio Turiello TKO 4 (10) Dec 14, 1942   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
147 Win 124–16–7   Lew Jenkins TKO 8 (10) Dec 04, 1942   Auditorium, Portland
146 Win 123–16–7   Fritzie Zivic UD 10 Oct 26, 1942   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
145 Win 122–16–7   Juan Zurita KO 2 (10) Oct 13, 1942   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
144 Win 121–16–7   Earl Turner KO 4 (10) Sep 30, 1942   Auditorium, Oakland
143 Win 120–16–7   Leo Rodak TKO 8 (10) Sep 14, 1942   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
142 Win 119–16–7   Johnny Taylor TKO 3 (10) Sep 07, 1942   Arena, Pittman
141 Win 118–16–7   Rodolfo Ramirez KO 8 (10) Aug 26, 1942   Auditorium, Oakland
140 Win 117–16–7   Jackie Burke PTS 10 Aug 13, 1942   John Affleck Park, Ogden
139 Win 116–16–7   Aldo Spoldi TKO 7 (10) Aug 03, 1942   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
138 Win 115–16–7   Joe Ybarra TKO 3 (10) Jul 20, 1942   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
137 Loss 114–16–7   Rueben Shank UD 10 Jul 03, 1942   Municipal Auditorium, Denver
136 Win 114–15–7   Sheik Rangel PTS 10 Jun 24, 1942   Auditorium, Oakland
135 Win 113–15–7   Johnny Taylor TKO 4 (10) Jun 01, 1942   Civic Auditorium, San Jose
134 Loss 112–15–7   Fritzie Zivic TKO 12 (15) Jan 17, 1941   Madison Square Garden, New York For The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
133 Loss 112–14–7   Fritzie Zivic UD 15 Oct 04, 1940   Madison Square Garden, New York Lost The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
132 Win 112–13–7   Phil Furr KO 4 (15) Sep 23, 1940   Griffith Stadium, Washington Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
131 Win 111–13–7   Lew Jenkins TKO 6 (12) Jul 17, 1940   Polo Grounds, New York
130 Win 110–13–7   Paul Junior TKO 3 (15) Jun 21, 1940   Exposition Building, Portland Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
129 Win 109–13–7   Ralph Zannelli TKO 5 (15) May 24, 1940   Boston Garden, Boston Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
128 Win 108–13–7   Paul Junior TKO 7 (15) Apr 26, 1940   Boston Garden, Boston Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
127 Draw 107–13–7   Ceferino Garcia PTS 10 Mar 01, 1940   Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles
126 Win 107–13–6   Pedro Montanez TKO 9 (15) Jan 24, 1940   Madison Square Garden, New York Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
125 Win 106–13–6   Joe Ghnouly KO 5 (15) Jan 04, 1940   Municipal Audiotrium, Saint Louis Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
124 Win 105–13–6   Jimmy Garrison KO 7 (10) Dec 11, 1939   Arena, Cleveland Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
123 Win 104–13–6   Bobby Pacho TKO 4 (15) Oct 30, 1939   Municipal Auditorium, Denver Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
122 Win 103–13–6   Jimmy Garrison PTS 10 Oct 24, 1939   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
121 Win 102–13–6   Richie Fontaine TKO 3 (15) Oct 20, 1939   Civic Auditorium, Seattle Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
120 Win 101–13–6   Howard Scott KO 2 (10) Oct 13, 1939   Armory, Minneapolis Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
119 Win 100–13–6   Al Manfredo TKO 4 (10) Oct 09, 1939   Riverview Park, Des Moines Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
118 Loss 99–13–6   Lou Ambers UD 15 Aug 22, 1939   Yankee Stadium, Bronx Lost The Ring and lineal lightweight titles
117 Win 99–12–6   Ernie Roderick PTS 15 May 25, 1939   Harringay Arena, Harringay Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
116 Win 98–12–6   Davey Day TKO 12 (15) Mar 31, 1939   Madison Square Garden, New York Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
115 Win 97–12–6   Lew Feldman KO 1 (15) Mar 16, 1939   Municipal Audtiorium, Saint Louis Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles;
Retained The Ring lineal lightweight titles
114 Win 96–12–6   Bobby Pacho TKO 4 (15) Mar 04, 1939   Tropical Stadium, Havana Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
113 Win 95–12–6   Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Jan 10, 1939   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
112 Win 94–12–6   Al Manfredo TKO 3 (15) Dec 05, 1938   Arena, Cleveland Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
111 Win 93–12–6   Ceferino Garcia UD 15 Nov 25, 1938   Madison Square Garden, New York Retained The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
110 Win 92–12–6   Lou Ambers SD 15 Aug 17, 1938   Madison Square Garden, New York Won The Ring and lineal lightweight title
109 Win 91–12–6   Barney Ross UD 15 May 31, 1938   Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens Won The Ring and lineal welterweight titles
108 Win 90–12–6   Lew Feldman KO 5 (10) Mar 30, 1938   Hippodrime, New York
107 Win 89–12–6   Eddie Zivic TKO 4 (10) Mar 25, 1938   Olympia Stadium, Detroit
106 Win 88–12–6   Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Mar 15, 1938   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
105 Win 87–12–6   Charley Burns KO 2 (10) Feb 28, 1938   Armory, Minneagpolis
104 Win 86–12–6   Everett Rightmire TKO 3 (10) Feb 25, 1938   International Amphitheatre, Chicago
103 Win 85–12–6   Al Citrino TKO 4 (10) Feb 09, 1938   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
102 Win 84–12–6   Chalky Wright KO 3 (10) Feb 01, 1938   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
101 Win 83–12–6   Tommy Brown KO 2 (10) Jan 22, 1938   Labor Temple, Tucson
100 Win 82–12–6   Frankie Castillo TKO 3 (10) Jan 21, 1938   Legion Arena, Phoenix
99 Win 81–12–6   Enrico Venturi KO 6 (10) Jan 12, 1938   Madison Square Garden, New York
98 Win 80–12–6   Johnny Jones KO 2 (10) Dec 12, 1937   Coliseum Arena, New Orleans
97 Win 79–12–6   Tony Chavez TKO 1 (10) Dec 06, 1937   Arena, Cleveland
96 Win 78–12–6   Joey Brown KO 2 (10) Nov 23, 1937   Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo
95 Win 77–12–6   Billy Beauhuld KO 5 (10) Nov 19, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York
94 Win 76–12–6   Petey Sarron KO 6 (15) Oct 29, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York Won The Ring and vacant lineal featherweight titles
93 Win 75–12–6   Joe Marciente KO 3 (10) Oct 18, 1937   Arena, Philadelphia
92 Win 74–12–6   Bobby Dean KO 1 (10) Sep 21, 1937   Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown
91 Win 73–12–6   Johnny DeFoe TKO 4 (10) Sep 16, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York
90 Win 72–12–6   Charley Burns KO 4 (10) Sep 09, 1937   Hickey Park, Millvale
89 Win 71–12–6   Orville Drouillard TKO 5 (10) Aug 31, 1937   University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit
88 Win 70–12–6   Johnny Cabello RTD 1 (10) Aug 16, 1937   Griffith Stadium, Washington
87 Win 69–12–6   Eddie Brink KO 3 (10) Aug 13, 1937   Dyckman Oval, Manhattan
86 Win 68–12–6   Benny Bass KO 4 (10) Jul 27, 1937   Baker Bowl, Philadelphia
85 Win 67–12–6   Lew Massey TKO 4 (10) Jul 19, 1937   Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens
84 Win 66–12–6   Alf Blatch TKO 3 (10) Jul 08, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York
83 Win 65–12–6   Jackie Carter TKO 3 (10) Jun 15, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
82 Win 64–12–6   Mark Diaz KO 4 (10) Jun 09, 1937   Pasadena Arean, Pasadena
81 Win 63–12–6   Wally Hally TKO 4 (10) May 28, 1937   Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
80 Win 62–12–6   Frankie Klick TKO 4 (10) May 04, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
79 Win 61–12–6   Pete DeGrasse KO 10 (10) Apr 06, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
78 Win 60–12–6   Aldo Spoldi UD 10 Mar 19, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York
77 Win 59–12–6   Mike Belloise TKO 4 (10) Mar 12, 1937   Madison Square Garden, New York
76 Win 58–12–6   California Joe Rivers TKO 4 (10) Mar 02, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
75 Win 57–12–6   Varias Milling KO 4 (10) Feb 19, 1937   Coliseum, San Diego
74 Win 56–12–6   Moon Mullins TKO 2 (10) Feb 02, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
73 Win 55–12–6   Tony Chavez KO 10 (10) Jan 19, 1937   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
72 Win 54–12–6   Rodolfo Casanova KO 3 (10) Jan 01, 1937   El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City
71 Loss 53–12–6   Tony Chavez DQ 8 (10) Dec 03, 1936   Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis
70 Win 53–11–6   Joey Alcanter RTD 5 (10) Nov 17, 1936   Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis
69 Win 52–11–6   Gene Espinoza KO 1 (10) Nov 02, 1936   Eastside Arena, Los Angeles
68 Win 51–11–6   Mike Belloise PTS 10 Oct 27, 1936   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
67 Win 50–11–6   Dommy Ganzon KO 1 (10) Sep 08, 1936   Civic Auditorium, Stockton
66 Win 49–11–6   Elmer Brown PTS 10 Sep 03, 1936   Multnomah Stadium, Portland
65 Win 48–11–6   Juan Zurita KO 4 (10) Aug 18, 1936   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
64 Win 47–11–6   Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Aug 04, 1936   Wrigley Field, Los Angeles
63 Win 46–11–6   Johnny DeFoe PTS 10 Jun 22, 1936   Fox Theatre, Butte
62 Win 45–11–6   Bobby Leyvas TKO 4 (10) May 19, 1936   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
61 Win 44–11–6   Richie Fontaine PTS 10 Mar 31, 1936   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
60 Loss 43–11–6   Richie Fontaine PTS 10 Feb 26, 1936   Auditorium, Oakland
59 Loss 43–10–6   Joe Conde PTS 10 Jan 01, 1936   El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City
58 Win 43–9–6   Alton Black TKO 8 (15) Dec 06, 1935   Chestnut St. Arena, Reno
57 Win 42–9–6   Midget Wolgast PTS 10 Nov 27, 1935   Auditorium, Oakland
56 Win 41–9–6   Leo Lomelli TKO 6 (8) Nov 12, 1935   Auditorium, Oakland
55 Win 40–9–6   Lester Marston TKO 7 (10) Oct 21, 1935   Auditorium, Oakland
54 Draw 39–9–6   Perfecto Lopez PTS 8 Sep 13, 1935   Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
53 Win 39–9–5   Alton Black TKO 8 (10) Sep 13, 1935   Chestnut St. Arena, Reno
52 Win 38–9–5   Varias Milling PTS 10 Jun 25, 1935   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
51 Win 37–9–5   Davey Abad PTS 10 May 28, 1935   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
50 Win 36–9–5   Mark Diaz PTS 8 May 10, 1935   Ventura A.C., Ventura
49 Win 35–9–5   Frankie Covelli PTS 8 Apr 16, 1935   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
48 Win 34–9–5   Tully Corvo TKO 5 (10) Apr 06, 1935   L Street Arena, Sacramento
47 Loss 33–9–5   Davey Abad PTS 10 Mar 31, 1935   El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City
46 Win 33–8–5   Sal Hernandez TKO 2 (10) Mar 19, 1935   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
45 Loss 32–8–5   Rodolfo Casanova DQ 5 (10) Feb 16, 1935   Arena Nacional, Mexico City
44 Loss 32–7–5   Baby Arizmendi UD 12 Jan 01, 1935   El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City
43 Win 32–6–5   Ventura Arana TKO 5 (10) Dec 15, 1934   El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City
42 Win 31–6–5   Joe Conde TKO 7 (10) Dec 01, 1934   Arena Nacional, Mexico City
41 Loss 30–6–5   Baby Arizmendi PTS 10 Nov 04, 1934   Arena Nacional, Mexico City
40 Win 30–5–5   Perfecto Lopez PTS 8 Sep 28, 1934   Ventura A.C., Ventura
39 Win 29–5–5   Max Tarley KO 3 (10) Sep 13, 1934   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
38 Win 28–5–5   Joe Sanchez TKO 4 (8) Sep 07, 1934   Ventura A.C., Ventura
37 Win 27–5–5   Perfecto Lopez TKO 5 (6) Aug 28, 1934   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
36 Win 26–5–5   Perfecto Lopez PTS 6 Jul 17, 1934   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
35 Win 25–5–5   Davey Abad PTS 10 Jun 14, 1934   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
34 Win 24–5–5   Vicente Torres PTS 4 Jun 05, 1934   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
33 Win 23–5–5   Johnny DeFoe TKO 6 (6) May 22, 1934   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
32 Draw 22–5–5   Young Danny PTS 10 May 04, 1934   Civic Auditorium, Watsonville
31 Win 22–5–4   Young Danny KO 1 (4) Mar 27, 1934   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
30 Win 21–5–4   Perfecto Lopez PTS 8 Mar 06, 1934   Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield
29 Win 20–5–4   Benny Pelz PTS 6 Feb 13, 1934   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
28 Win 19–5–4   Baby Manuel PTS 10 Jan 26, 1934   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
27 Win 18–5–4   Gene Espinoza TKO 7 (10) Dec 14, 1933   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
26 Draw 17–5–4   Kid Moro PTS 10 Nov 23, 1933   Civic Auditorium, Stockton
25 Win 17–5–3   Kid Moro PTS 10 Nov 03, 1933   Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach
24 Win 16–5–3   Johnny Granone TKO 6 (6) Oct 19, 1933   Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento
23 Draw 15–5–3   Perfecto Lopez PTS 4 Oct 11, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
22 Draw 15–5–2   Perfecto Lopez PTS 4 Sep 05, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
21 Draw 15–5–1   Hoyt Jones PTS 4 Aug 30, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
20 Win 15–5   Bobby Calmes KO 5 (6) Aug 08, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
19 Win 14–5   Benny Pelz PTS 4 Jul 29, 1933   Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles
18 Loss 13–5   Baby Manuel PTS 6 Jul 11, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
17 Win 13–4   George Haberski PTS 4 Jun 28, 1933   Wilmington Bowl, Wilmington
16 Win 12–4   Ricky Hall KO 3 (4) Jun 07, 1933   Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach
15 Win 11–4   Max Tarley KO 3 (6) May 31, 1933   Pico Arena, Los Angeles
14 Win 10–4   Young Bud Taylor KO 2 (4) May 24, 1933   Pico Arena, Los Angeles
13 Win 9–4   Perfecto Lopez PTS 6 Apr 28, 1933   Ventura A.C., Ventura
12 Win 8–4   Paul Wangley KO 4 (4) Mar 21, 1933   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
11 Win 7–4   George Dundee PTS 6 Feb 17, 1933   Ventura A.C., Ventura
10 Win 6–4   Johnny Ryan PTS 6 Feb 03, 1933   Ventura A.C., Ventura
9 Win 5–4   Young Corpuz PTS 4 Dec 31, 1932   Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach
8 Win 4–4   Gene Espinoza PTS 4 Dec 13, 1932   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
7 Win 3–4   Vince Trujillo KO 2 (?) Dec 01, 1932   Los Angeles
6 Win 2–4   Max Tarley PTS 4 Oct 01, 1932   Los Angeles
5 Loss 1–4   Al Greenfield PTS 4 Sep 27, 1932   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
4 Loss 1–3   Eddie Trujillo PTS 4 Aug 30, 1932   Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles
3 Loss 1–2   Victor Kid Ponce PTS 4 Dec 07, 1931   Culver City Stadium, Culver City
2 Win 1–1   Sammy Burns PTS 6 Jul 31, 1931   Hickey Park, Millvale
1 Loss 0–1   Al Lovino KO 3 (4) Jul 27, 1931   Meyers Bowl, North Braddock

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Haygood, Wil (2011). Sweet thunder the life and times of Sugar Ray Robinson. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books. p. 114. ISBN 978-1569768648.

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External images
  Armstrong, seated, posing with a title belt (undated)
  Armstrong boarding an airplane (undated)
Achievements
Vacant
Title last held by
Battling Battalino
World Featherweight Champion
October 29, 1937 – September 12, 1938
Vacated
Succeeded by
Joey Archibald
Preceded by
Barney Ross
World Welterweight Champion
May 31, 1938 – October 4, 1940
Succeeded by
Fritzie Zivic
Preceded by
Lou Ambers
World Lightweight Champion
August 17, 1938 – August 22, 1939
Succeeded by
Lou Ambers