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Henry Armstrong

W L D
151 21 9
101 KOs 2 KOs
last 6


bouts 181
rounds 1156
KOs 56%
 
global ID 9018
birth nameHenry Jackson
aliasHomicide Hank
born 1909-12-12
death date1988-10-23 / age 78
debut1931-07-27 / age 21
divisionwelterweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 5½″   /   166cm
reach
67″   /   170cm
residence
Los Angeles, California, USA
birth place
Columbus, Mississippi, USA

Career Record

date lbs opponent lbs
record 
location
result 
rounds
1945-02-14
141½Chester Slider147¾37 18 12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
Slider was knocked down in the 3rd round. Referee Billy Burke claimed he lost his original scoring card when asked about awarding the decision to Slider, and he made up a scorecard from memory that had Slider ahead. The crowd booed the decision and Armstrong's manager was upset. Source: Oakland Tribune
1945-02-06
144Genaro Rojo140½28 8 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 60-50   judges: Billy Kershner 60-50, Herb Greene 60-50
1945-01-17
140½Chester Slider14637 18 11
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Jimmy Evans
1944-11-04
140Mike Belloise13889 22 12
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 0:20   referee: Kermit Stewart
1944-09-15
141Aldo Spoldi138½99 30 8
Kiel Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 2:43   referee: Jimmy Parker
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1944-08-21
139½Willie Joyce14052 10 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Frankie Brown 57-54
1944-07-14
136½Slugger White14147 13 3
Legion Stadium, Hollywood, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 61-49   judges: Frankie Van 56-55, Benny Whitman 54-56
1944-07-04
139¾John Thomas138¾38 4 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Reggie Gilmore 49-62   judges: Charley Randolph 53-57, Benny Whitman 51-59
1944-06-21
142Nick Latsios14515 2 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
"Latsios spent most of the time retreating before Henry." (Lethbridge Herald) "Nick fought a remarkable fight with his flicking left, back-stepping, hit and run method. Henry was disgusted with his inability to catch the elusive Latsios...In the final frame Armstrong almost scored a knockdown but the wily Nick regained his balance after landing against the ropes." (from The Ring, September 1944, page 58.)
1944-06-15
141¾Al Bummy Davis141¾59 8 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 0:59   referee: Frank Fullam
Davis was down twice in the 1st and twice in the 2nd.
1944-06-02
140¼Willie Joyce13951 9 7
Chicago Stadium, Chicago, Illinois, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Norman Garrity
It was an action-filled fight. Joyce won rounds one, two, four, six, eight and nine, and Armstrong took the other four. There were no knockdowns but plenty of leather was thrown.
1944-05-22
140Aaron Perry142½17 1 0
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
time: 2:56   referee: Charley Reynolds
Perry was knocked down three times in the 5th, and twice in the 2nd. The bout was stopped after Perry rose from the fifth knockdown of the bout.
1944-05-16
143Ralph Zannelli144¾59 17 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Tommy Rawson 6-3   judges: Joe Blumsack 5-3, Jimmy McCarron 5-2
1944-04-25
141John Thomas13936 3 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W SD10/10
 W  
SD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 53-57   judges: Johnny Indrisano 58-52, Charley Randolph 69-51
Thomas was knocked down in rounds 2 and 4. (United Press)
1944-03-24
142½Ralph Zannelli14859 16 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Martin
1944-03-20
144½Frankie Wills14647 18 4
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
For the first three rounds it looked as though Wills would win, but then he seemed to tire was mainly on the receiving end thereafter. Wills was staggered in the eighth round but held on and lasted the distance.
1944-03-14
145Johnny Jones143¾13 36 4
Dorsey Park, Miami, Florida, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:10
1944-02-29
142Jackie Byrd14822 13 3
Coliseum, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 1:18
1944-02-23
145Jimmy Garrison15062 22 11
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
time: 1:56   referee: Walter Bates
Garrison was down twice in the 4th and five times in the 5th.
1944-02-07
139Lew Hanbury13713 3 0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Eddie La Fond
Armstrong won the first round and Hanbury the second. Armstrong scored a dramatic knockout in round three, as Hanbury took the count on one knee and was ready to go as the count was completed, but the referee ruled that he didn't rise in time. Hanbury bested Armstrong in a vicious toe-to-toe slugfest in the second round, scoring mainly with uppercuts. (Source: The Ring.
1944-01-25
144Saverio Turiello14891 60 37
Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
W KO7/12
 W  
KO
7/12
  
time: 1:34
Turiello went down a total of 4 times in the 7th round. Attendance: 10,000
1944-01-14
141Aldo Spoldi137½99 28 8
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:39   referee: Packy McFarland
1943-08-27
140Sugar Ray Robinson14544 1 0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
1943-08-14
140Joey Silva14520 50 8
Gonzaga Stadium, Spokane, Washington, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1943-08-06
140Jimmy Garrison14860 20 11
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tommy McCarty
Garrison was knocked down twice in the 7th round.
1943-07-24
140Willie Joyce14047 6 7
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth 61-49   judges: Benny Whitman 58-52, Charley Randolph 56-54
1943-06-11
140¾Sammy Angott138¼70 17 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Joseph   judges: Bill HealyJimmy Gearns
The official scorecards were 6-4, 5-4-1, and 6-3-1, all in favor of Armstrong.
1943-05-24
140½Maxie Shapiro13563 11 5
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1943-05-07
140Tommy Jessup13822 3 0
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:00   referee: Johnny Martin
1943-05-03
142Saverio Turiello14790 57 35
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Turiello took the fight to Armstrong, which played right into Henry's strength. By the fifth round Armstrong had hammered him badly.
1943-04-02
138Beau Jack135¾52 6 2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Cavanaugh   judges: George LeCronBill Healy
Scoring in rounds: 5-3-2, 8-2, 7-2-1
1943-03-22
138½Al Tribuani146¼23 3 3
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Irving Kutcher   judges: Frank Knaresboroughjudges: Al Voice
Ten rounds of non-stop slugging that left many of the spectators almost as limp as the combatants at the finish. Both fighters fought on after the bell in rounds 2, 3 and 4. There was not a clinch in the entire bout. Paid attendance 12,633. Unpopular decision. Contrary to AP & UP reports Armstrong emerged from the bout with a tender right fist, busted lip and nose which contributed to him being a 9-5 underdog in his upcoming bout with Beau Jack.
1943-03-08
139Tippy Larkin140½89 8 0
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
referee: Joe Gorman
1943-03-02
137½Willie Joyce137½46 6 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LMD10/10
 L 
MD
10/10
  
referee: Johnny Indrisano 55-58   judges: Billy Kershner 52-58, Jack McDonald 55-55
1943-01-05
140¾Jimmy McDaniels14727 12 8
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Mushy Callahan 60-51   judges: Herb Greene 58-53, Benny Whitman 60-50
1942-12-14
144Saverio Turiello14889 54 34
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Frankie Brown
1942-12-04
144Lew Jenkins14351 26 5
Auditorium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 1:55   referee: Tom Louttit
Jenkins was knocked down twice in the 5th, twice in the 6th, three times in the 7th, and once in the 8th.
1942-10-26
142½Fritzie Zivic146½125 31 6
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke 58-41   judges: Frankie Brown 63-48, Frankie Carter 61-50
1942-10-13
142Juan Zurita135½109 19 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 2:20   referee: Billy Kershner
1942-09-30
142½Earl Turner14716 5 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
Turner was knocked down twice in the 4th round.
1942-09-14
145Leo Rodak138½73 20 9
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
time: 3:00   referee: Frankie Brown
The bout was stopped due to a cut over Rodak's left eye. Rodak floored in the second and third.
1942-09-07
Johnny Taylor20 18 9
Arena, Pittman, Nevada, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
Armstrong scored knockdowns of seven and three before the referee stopped the bout by order of Commissioner M. C. Tinch. Las Vegas Evening News Journal (Pittman is a southeastern suburb of Las Vegas, which has since been annexed into Las Vegas.)
1942-08-26
144Rodolfo Ramirez14545 8 5
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W KO8/10
 W  
KO
8/10
  
time: 1:38   referee: Johnny Lotsey 39-33
1942-08-13
143Jackie Burke145114 32 23
John Affleck Park, Ogden, Utah, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Max Baer
Burke was floored once in round 2, thrice in round 8 and once in round 9
1942-08-03
143½Aldo Spoldi13795 23 7
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
time: 2:20   referee: Frankie Carter
1942-07-20
144Joe Ybarra14323 28 16
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
referee: Johnny Lotsey
1942-07-03
145½Reuben Shank14918 3 3
Municipal Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
LUD10/10
 L 
UD
10/10
  
referee: Dan Darnell
Armstrong scores a knockdown in the sixth.
1942-06-24
145½Sheik Rangel147½42 6 15
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1942-06-01
148Johnny Taylor14720 16 9
Civic Auditorium, San Jose, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Clayton Frye
1941-01-17
140½Fritzie Zivic145¾103 24 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LTKO12/15
 L 
TKO
12/15
  
time: 0:52   referee: Arthur Donovan
World Welterweight Title
1940-10-04
142Fritzie Zivic145½100 24 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 7-8   judges: Marty Monroe 7-8, John Potter 5-8
World Welterweight Title
Armstrong was even on two cards going into the final round. However according to the newspaper report in the New York Times, he was battered in the 15th round and nearly stopped, and was pushed to the canvas right before the final bell.
1940-09-23
146Phil Furr14741 33 8
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W KO4/15
 W  
KO
4/15
  
time: 1:45   referee: Ray Bowen
World Welterweight Title
Armstrong "could hardly have had an easier evening. He opened cautiously in the first two rounds, dropped Furr in the third and twice in the fourth", the second time for the count.
The New York Times.
1940-07-17
139Lew Jenkins135½45 15 4
Polo Grounds, New York, New York, USA
W TKO6/12
 W  
TKO
6/12
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
After appearing to win the first 3 rounds, Jenkins goes down 7 times
Fight stopped before the start of the 7th round, but under New York rules is listed as a TKO in 6
Welterweight title not at stake per agreement.
1940-06-21
144Paul Junior142½83 9 5
Exposition Building, Portland, Maine, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
time: 2:39   referee: Johnny Martin
World Welterweight Title
Junior was down four times in the 3rd round.
1940-05-24
140½Ralph Zannelli145½45 8 3
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO5/15
 W  
TKO
5/15
  
time: 1:30   referee: Johnny Martin
World Welterweight Title
Armstrong "punched with machine-like precision to drop Zannelli four times for nine counts" before the referee stopped the bout.
The New York Times.
1940-04-26
139½Paul Junior14183 8 4
Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
W TKO7/15
 W  
TKO
7/15
  
time: 1:05   referee: Johnny Martin
World Welterweight Title
Junior was knocked down twice in the 1st, once in the 6th, and twice in the 7th. He was on the verge of going down again, when the bout was stopped.
1940-03-01
142Ceferino Garcia153½112 25 12
Gilmore Stadium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
Billed as a World Middleweight Title fight recognized only by California. This is George Blake's last assignment as a referee, according to his obituary in the Dec. 21, 1952 New York Times.
1940-01-24
139¾Pedro Montanez144½91 6 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO9/15
 W  
TKO
9/15
  
time: 0:47   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
World Welterweight Title
1940-01-04
136¾Joe Ghnouly135½60 23 7
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO5/15
 W  
KO
5/15
  
time: 0:34
World Welterweight Title
Ghnouly down three times in the first round and again in the fourth. (The New York Times.) Also reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1939-12-11
138¾Jimmy Garrison14130 11 4
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
time: 1:19   referee: Benny Leonard
World Welterweight Title
1939-10-30
140Bobby Pacho14682 55 16
Municipal Auditorium, Denver, Colorado, USA
W TKO4/15
 W  
TKO
4/15
  
referee: Jack Bloom
World Welterweight Title
1939-10-24
138½Jimmy Garrison139½29 10 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
World Welterweight Title
1939-10-20
139¾Richie Fontaine14136 20 10
Civic Auditorium, Seattle, Washington, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
referee: Tommy Clark
World Welterweight Title
1939-10-13
141Howard Scott13761 38 10
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:38
World Welterweight Title
Scott down once each in the first and second rounds.
1939-10-09
141½Al Manfredo146¾72 21 8
Riverview Park, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:35   referee: Alex Fidler
World Welterweight Title
Advertised as a Non-Title bout, but should be considered a world title fight. The promoter and the two fighters prepared for a world title fight, but Harvey Miller, secretary of the NBA, said the NBA would not sanction it because Manfredo was not one of the top three contenders for the crown. This doesn't make sense because Armstrong fought many fighters over the three years that he had a title and many also were probably not ranked in the top three and he previously fought Manfredo in a title fight 10 months ago.
1939-08-22
135Lou Ambers134½84 6 7
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USA
LUD15/15
 L 
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 7-8   judges: Bill Healy 3-11, Frank Fullam 7-8
World Lightweight Title
This bout "was crowded with thrills from the first bell to the last" but, "applying the law more severely than ever before and certainly more painful than it ever has been applied in a championship bout," Referee Donovan penalized Armstrong five rounds (2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th) for low blows. "The title was not won on competition alone but on fighting rules and ethics. Four of these rounds Armstrong won on competition alone without a doubt.... On this observer's scoresheet Armstrong was the victim of an injustice." James P. Dawson, New York Times
Paid attendance: 29,088; Gross receipts: $137,925.77; Net receipts: $115,651.81; Ambers's purse: $23,398.85; Armstrong's purse: $40,947.99
1939-05-25
135Ernie Roderick145¾78 12 3
Harringay Arena, Harringay, London, United Kingdom
W PTS15/15
 W  
PTS
15/15
  
referee: Wilfred Smith
World Welterweight Title
1939-03-31
135Davey Day13656 5 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO12/15
 W  
TKO
12/15
  
time: 2:49   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
World Welterweight Title
1939-03-16
135Lew Feldman134103 45 16
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W KO1/15
 W  
KO
1/15
  
time: 2:12   referee: Walter Heisner
World Welterweight Title
World Lightweight Title Reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Jack Kincaid).
1939-03-04
134Bobby Pacho14775 48 15
Tropical Stadium, Havana, Cuba
W TKO4/15
 W  
TKO
4/15
  
time: 1:10   referee: James J. Braddock
World Welterweight Title
1939-01-10
134½Baby Arizmendi13675 15 11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
World Welterweight Title
1938-12-05
134¾Al Manfredo146¼65 18 8
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO3/15
 W  
TKO
3/15
  
time: 1:45   referee: Tony LaBranch
World Welterweight Title
1938-11-25
134Ceferino Garcia146½101 24 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 9-6   judges: Billy 'Kid' McPartland 9-6, George LeCron 8-7
World Welterweight Title
1938-08-17
134Lou Ambers134½75 5 7
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W SD15/15
 W  
SD
15/15
  
referee: Billy Cavanaugh   judges: George LeCronMarty Monroe
World Lightweight Title
Scoring in rounds: 8-6-1, 7-6-2, 7-8 / Armstrong was penalised 4 rounds, which were awarded to Ambers
1938-05-31
133½Barney Ross14272 3 3
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USA
W UD15/15
 W  
UD
15/15
  
referee: Arthur Donovan 12-2   judges: George LeCron 11-2, Billy Cavanaugh 10-4
World Welterweight Title
1938-03-30
133Lew Feldman13495 38 15
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USA
W KO5/10
 W  
KO
5/10
  
time: 1:51
1938-03-25
132Eddie Zivic135¾37 23 5
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:35
Zivic's corner threw in the towel.
1938-03-15
130Baby Arizmendi132½70 14 10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1938-02-28
133Charley Burns136½36 16 6
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:02
1938-02-25
132¼Everett Rightmire13084 9 8
International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:38
Rightmire down three times. According to the Chicago Tribune (Bob Soderman), this fight ended in round three, not the fourth as previously shown. Rightmire became sick in his dressing room before this fight began and actually passed out. He seemed to recover, however, and the fight was allowed to go on.
1938-02-09
133Al Citrino13160 7 16
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
Armstrong floored Citrino five times in the first round and he was on his back when the bell sounded. In the second he was down three times, twice in the third and three times in the fourth when the bout was called.
1938-02-01
130½Chalky Wright128¼80 20 17
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 1:10   referee: Abe Roth
1938-01-22
129Tommy Brown1311 1 0
Tucson, Arizona, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:21
1938-01-21
129Frankie Castillo13324 15 5
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
"After Castillo had been knocked down by Armstrong in the third round, his trainer tossed in the towel." (Helena Independent)
1938-01-12
134½Enrico Venturi137¾61 10 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/10
 W  
KO
6/10
  
time: 2:49   referee: Arthur Donovan
1937-12-12
130Johnny Jones1310 2 0
Coliseum Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Battling Ferdie
1937-12-06
134½Tony Chavez13158 18 25
Arena, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
W TKO1/10
 W  
TKO
1/10
  
time: 2:04
Chavez was "up and down seven times before the bout was stopped" at 2:04. The New York Times.
1937-11-23
130Joey Brown12818 14 20
Broadway Auditorium, Buffalo, New York, USA
W KO2/10
 W  
KO
2/10
  
time: 0:39   referee: Jimmy Goodrich
1937-11-19
132¼Billy Beauhuld134¼34 0 4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
Beauhuld was down in the 1st and the 5th rounds and in the latter the bell rang at the count of seven. Referee Art Donovan then decided "that the hopelessly beaten Jersey figter had absorbed enough punishment." The New York Times.
1937-10-29
124Petey Sarron12692 21 12
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W KO6/15
 W  
KO
6/15
  
time: 2:36   referee: Arthur Donovan
National Boxing Association World featherweight title
NYSAC World featherweight title
World Featherweight Title
Armstrong gives up NBA and New York versions shortly after to concentrate on Lightweight and Welterweight titles
1937-10-18
131½Joe Marciente13043 55 18
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:06
1937-09-21
131¼Bobby Dean13138 16 6
Rayen-Wood Auditorium, Youngstown, Ohio, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:02
1937-09-16
132¾Johnny DeFoe127½23 17 9
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:12   referee: Johnny McAvoy
1937-09-09
131½Charley Burns13635 12 6
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:45
Armstrong floored Burns five times during this short bout. The New York Times.
1937-08-31
131½Orville Drouillard13443 31 13
University of Detroit Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
From the Detroit News (Laurence Fielding).
1937-08-16
131¼Johnny Cabello129½16 8 4
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
Cabello was unable to answer the bell for the 2nd round.
1937-08-13
133Eddie Brink135½36 28 12
Dyckman Oval, Manhattan, New York, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
time: 2:36   referee: Arthur Donovan
1937-07-27
130Benny Bass134153 25 5
Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:35   referee: Tommy O'Keefe
This was the only time in his career that Bass was counted out.
1937-07-19
131½Lew Massey139½68 32 9
Dexter Park Arena, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Artie McGovern
1937-07-08
132½Alf Blatch135½40 5 3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 1:21   referee: Billy Cavanaugh
1937-06-15
132Jackie Carter13232 16 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO3/10
 W  
TKO
3/10
  
time: 2:02   referee: Abe Roth
1937-06-09
128½Mark Diaz12911 25 8
Pasadena Arena, Pasadena, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
1937-05-28
131½Wally Hally135½24 7 1
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
1937-05-04
131Frankie Klick132½84 21 12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:57   referee: George Blake
1937-04-06
129½Pete DeGrasse12975 45 28
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
time: 2:37
1937-03-19
126½Aldo Spoldi13546 16 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W UD10/10
 W  
UD
10/10
  
referee: Artie McGovern   judges: Tommy ShortellMarty Monroe
1937-03-12
128½Mike Belloise130½52 6 5
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
referee: Arthur Donovan
Belloise was on his back with the count at seven when the bell rang to end the fourth round. His corner was unable to revive him between rounds.
1937-03-02
130California Joe Rivers135½33 24 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 2:40   referee: Charley Randolph
Rivers' corner threw in the towel.
1937-02-19
130Varias Milling12851 37 23
Coliseum, San Diego, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:25
1937-02-02
130Moon Mullins12821 5 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
time: 1:20   referee: Jack Kennedy
1937-01-19
131Tony Chavez13053 17 24
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO10/10
 W  
KO
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
1937-01-01
127¾Rodolfo Casanova125¼56 8 0
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
Not a title fight, weights from El Informador.
1936-12-03
131Tony Chavez129½52 17 24
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
LDQ8/10
 L 
DQ
8/10
  
1936-11-17
130¼Joey Alcanter13317 2 3
Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
W TKO6/10
 W  
TKO
6/10
  
Alcanter was floored at the bell ending the fifth round and was unable to continue because he had suffered a broken jaw from the last punches that Armstrong landed.
1936-11-02
127Gene Espinosa129½48 28 8
Eastside Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 0:34
1936-10-27
125Mike Belloise12549 4 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Abe Roth
California-Mexico World Featherweight Title
1936-09-08
126Dommy Ganzon1274 0 1
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USA
W KO1/10
 W  
KO
1/10
  
time: 1:58
It was reported that there were 5,000 fans who saw this bout, the "largest fight crowd in Stockton in recent years." Of course, it is probable that the crowd included many Filipinos because of their fellow countryman, Ganzon.
1936-09-03
127¼Elmer 'Buzz' Brown127¼50 14 7
Multnomah Stadium, Portland, Oregon, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Tom Louttit
1936-08-18
128Juan Zurita12844 9 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO4/10
 W  
KO
4/10
  
time: 2:10   referee: Bud Taylor
1936-08-04
125½Baby Arizmendi12667 11 8
Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: George Blake
California-Mexico World Featherweight Title
1936-06-22
127Johnny DeFoe124½23 11 9
Fox Theater, Butte, Montana, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-05-19
126Bobby Leyvas124½15 2 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO4/10
 W  
TKO
4/10
  
time: 0:40   referee: Jack Kennedy
USA California State featherweight title
1936-03-31
127½Richie Fontaine132½27 9 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1936-02-26
125Richie Fontaine13225 9 6
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Billy Burke
1936-01-01
Joe Conde50 17 3
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-12-06
126Alton Black12618 6 2
Chestnut St. Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/15
 W  
TKO
8/15
  
Western Featherweight Title
"The bout opened fast with Armstrong taking the aggressive. He pounded away at Black's stomach repeatedly, never once taking a back step. The Reno fighter was content to use a short jab always aiming at the chin. On other occasions he appeared to rock Armstrong, but (Henry) came back for more on each occasion. Armstrong reopened Black's eye in the third round of the encounter and from then on he had the bout safe. He carried the Reno boxer through the sixth and seventh rounds, keeping his punches away from the injured eye. In the eighth round Armstrong stung Black with a powerful right and Black's handlers threw in the towel. Black suffered a deep gash on the top of his head earlier in the fight and was bleeding badly when the bout ended."
(Nevada State Journal)
1935-11-27
125¾Midget Wolgast126130 18 12
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
Wolgast was knocked down twice in the 2nd round.
1935-11-12
129Leo Lomelli12925 14 8
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO6/8
 W  
TKO
6/8
  
1935-10-21
127Lester Marston13510 11 4
Auditorium, Oakland, California, USA
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
referee: Oakland Jimmy Duffy
1935-09-18
128Perfecto Lopez131½23 17 8
Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA
DPTS8/8
 D 
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1935-09-13
125Alton Black12618 5 2
Chestnut St. Arena, Reno, Nevada, USA
W TKO8/10
 W  
TKO
8/10
  
referee: Tony Poloni
Western Featherweight Title
"Boring in relentlessly for eight rounds, Henry Armstrong, 125 pound California featherweight champion, last night retained his crown by scoring a technical knockout over Alton Black, 126 Reno. With the ease and style that has marked him No. 1 caliber for the world's featherweight title, the Los Angeles negro never took a back step during the slashing main event. The Californian drew blood from an old cut over Black's left eye in the third round and opened a deep cut under the same eye in the fourth. He never stopped pegging away until the Reno fighter's face was a bloody pulp. The fight could have been stopped in the fifth round and there would have been no dissension on the ringside. On the other hand the Reno youth put up a bitter battle. He continuously rocked the Southerner with straight rights and lefts. The fight opened at a terrific pace and never once palled. The first round was an easy draw, with Black taking the second and third by a slim margin. Armstrong opened up again in the fourth, and from then on the Reno boxer did not have a chance. The Negro fighter diplayed a rare ability and he took some terrific punishment before Tony Poloni, referee, raised his arm at the close of the eighth frame." (Nevada State Journal)
1935-06-25
126Varias Milling12942 32 17
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-28
129Davey Abad134½67 35 11
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1935-05-10
Mark Diaz6 14 5
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
This was a 126-lb. bout. "Armstrong battered the game little Manila boy all over the ring, winning every round. In the fifth frame Armstrong floored Diaz for a nine-count...(Armstrong) never stopped working. He was always throwing his short, stinging punches with both hands, and had no trouble hitting Diaz anytime and anywhere he wanted." Ventura County Star
1935-04-16
128Frankie Covelli127½62 19 12
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
referee: Frankie Van
1935-04-06
126Tully Corvo17 4 6
L-st Arena, Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
Armstrong won every round that was fought.
1935-03-31
128Davey Abad13366 35 11
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
1935-03-19
128Sal Hernandez13012 5 4
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO2/10
 W  
TKO
2/10
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1935-02-16
128¼Rodolfo Casanova12634 5 0
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LDQ5/10
 L 
DQ
5/10
  
1935-01-01
125¾Baby Arizmendi12656 8 6
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS12/12
 L 
PTS
12/12
  
California-Mexico World Featherweight Title
1934-12-15
128¾Ventura Arana131½19 8 5
El Toreo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO5/10
 W  
TKO
5/10
  
1934-12-01
127Joe Conde127½45 14 1
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
W TKO7/10
 W  
TKO
7/10
  
1934-11-04
127½Baby Arizmendi133½55 8 6
Arena Nacional, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
LPTS10/10
 L 
PTS
10/10
  
Arizmendi's superior boxing and effective body punching enabled him to win almost every round...Fighting with a broken left wrist from the second round, Arizmendi gave one of the most courageous exhibitions in Mexican ring history." (UPI)
1934-09-28
128Perfecto Lopez16 12 7
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1934-09-13
127Max Tarley12815 29 13
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W KO3/10
 W  
KO
3/10
  
1934-09-07
Joe Sanchez37 7 12
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W TKO4/8
 W  
TKO
4/8
  
referee: Charley Randolph
Often incorrectly recorded as occurring Sept. 7, 1933. Sanchez was floored four times in the opening stanza. Armstrong's punches swelled up Sanchez's right eye and he had trouble seeing beginning in the 3rd round. The referee stopped the fight on account of Sanchez's eye and the punishment he was taking. Source: Ventura County Star
1934-08-28
128Perfecto Lopez13416 10 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO5/6
 W  
TKO
5/6
  
1934-07-17
128½Perfecto Lopez13315 9 7
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-06-14
130Davey Abad13458 32 11
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Toby Irwin
1934-06-05
127Vicente Torres1316 6 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1934-05-22
129Johnny DeFoe12714 3 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
time: 2:10   referee: Jackie Fields
DeFoe was knocked down in the 6th, shortly before being stopped.
1934-05-04
135Kid Moro1358 13 4
Civic Auditorium, Watsonville, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Eddie Roach
1934-03-27
131½Young Danny1290 0 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO1/4
 W  
KO
1/4
  
referee: Jackie Fields
1934-03-06
Perfecto Lopez15 6 4
Bakersfield Arena, Bakersfield, California, USA
W PTS8/8
 W  
PTS
8/8
  
1934-02-13
130Benny Pelz13131 29 22
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1934-01-26
131Baby Manuel12646 18 13
Sacramento, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
1933-12-14
125Gene Espinosa12134 12 6
Sacramento, California, USA
W KO7/10
 W  
KO
7/10
  
1933-11-23
131Kid Moro1325 10 3
Civic Auditorium, Stockton, California, USA
DPTS10/10
 D 
PTS
10/10
  
1933-11-03
130Kid Moro1305 9 3
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W PTS10/10
 W  
PTS
10/10
  
referee: Freddie Gilmore
There was a commotion in the crowd after Referee Freddie Gilmore's decision in favor of Armstrong was announced. According to one source, an inspector changed the decision to a draw, but the California State Athletic Commission had an avowed policy of backing the decisions rendered by all referees during the early years of its existence.
1933-10-19
131Johnny Granone13015 10 5
Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California, USA
W TKO6/6
 W  
TKO
6/6
  
Not KO5 as previously displayed. "Henry Armstrong, 131-pound Los Angeles negro, won on a technical knockout in the last round of the six-round semi-windup from Johnny Granone, 130, Sacramento, when the referee stopped the fight to save the local boy from more punishment. Armstrong won easily all the way." Sacramento Bee
1933-10-11
128Perfecto Lopez13111 3 2
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
referee: Frank Holborow
1933-09-05
127Perfecto Lopez133½10 3 1
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-08-30
Hoyt Jones6 1 0
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
DPTS4/4
 D 
PTS
4/4
  
1933-08-08
127Bobby Calmes12412 4 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO5/6
 W  
KO
5/6
  
1933-07-29
Benny Pelz29 22 19
Main Street Athletic Club, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
Armstrong's opponent was reported as "Benny Pertz" in La Opinion
1933-07-11
126Baby Manuel12735 18 10
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS6/6
 L 
PTS
6/6
  
1933-06-07
Ricky Hall16 13 5
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W KO3/4
 W  
KO
3/4
  
1933-05-31
Max Tarley9 15 7
Pico Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO3/6
 W  
KO
3/6
  
1933-05-24
129Young Bud Taylor2 7 1
Pico Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/4
 W  
KO
2/4
  
1933-04-28
134Perfecto Lopez1346 2 1
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
referee: Benny Whitman
1933-03-21
130Paul Wangley13017 15 6
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO4/4
 W  
KO
4/4
  
1933-02-17
George Dundee0 1 0
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
1933-02-03
127Johnny Ryan1271 0 0
Ventura A.C., Ventura, California, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
"Johnny Ryan, 127-pound Los Angeles Irishman, was battered all over the ring in the six-round special event by Henry Armstrong, who won the fight hands down. After Armstrong had floored Ryan in the third frame for an eight-count, Ryan was forced to hang on continually until the end of the battle. The Irish boy, who boasts a wicked southpaw himself, took a bad beating and was out on his feet long before the bout ended. (Armstrong) displayed a withering two-fisted attack throughout." Ventura County Star
1932-12-31
Young Corpuz17 11 6
Pismo Beach Arena, Pismo Beach, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-12-13
123Gene Espinosa12615 7 5
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-12-01
Vince Trujillodebut
Los Angeles, California, USA
W KO2/0
 W  
KO
2/0
  
1932-10-01
Max Tarley6 9 5
Los Angeles, California, USA
W PTS4/4
 W  
PTS
4/4
  
1932-09-27
128Al Greenfield12724 7 3
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1932-08-30
Eddie Trujillodebut
Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA
LPTS4/4
 L 
PTS
4/4
  
1931-07-31
124¾Sammy Burns128¼5 2 0
Hickey Park, Millvale, Pennsylvania, USA
W PTS6/6
 W  
PTS
6/6
  
Armstrong fought under the name of "Melody Jackson." This fight is sometimes incorrectly dated as occurring on August 7.
1931-07-27
120Al Iovino1237 5 3
Meyers Bowl, North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
LKO3/4
 L 
KO
3/4
  
time: 2:27   referee: Red Robinson
The following is a direct quote from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette of July 28. "Al Iovino, Swissvale, 123 pounds, knocked out Melody Jackson [Armstrong], recent importation from the South, in the third round with two minutes and 27 seconds of the session gone. Jackson started out trading wallops and kept it up until he grew tired, with both lads slugging toe-to-toe. Iovino got Melody in bad condition as round three progressed, the southern lad showing extreme dislike for body blows. When Al clipped him with a long overhand left that found its target, Jackson went face down upon the canvas."
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