1939-10-09 Henry Armstrong w rsc 4 (10) Al Manfredo, Riverview Park Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA - WORLD

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1939-10-09 Henry Armstrong w rsc 4 (10) Al Manfredo, Riverview Park Arena, Des Moines, Iowa, USA - WORLD. Referee: Alex Fidler. Following two tame rounds as Manfredo (146¾) back-pedalled to keep out of the danger zone, Armstrong (141½) opened up in the third with an attack that left his challenger in a dazed state and ready to be taken. Resuming his assault in the fourth it was all one way as Armstrong swamped Manfredo in a hail of leather, and with the latter draped helplessly over the ropes the referee came to his rescue at 1.35 of the session.