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1939-10-24 [[Henry Armstrong]] w pts 10 [[Jimmy Garrison]], Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Blake. Content to let Garrison (139½) make the running in the opening session, the champion only got moving in the sixth after taking a few solid blows in the fifth. Tearing out for the sixth, Armstrong (138¼) made all the running from there on in and dropped Garrison for a count of ‘two’ in the eighth after banging in a crisp right to the head. However as much as he tried, Armstrong could not finish Garrison off, and although he punched his man from pillar to post in the last round he was forced to settle for the referee’s decision in his favour.     
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1939-10-24 [[Henry Armstrong]] w pts 10 [[Jimmy Garrison]], Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Blake. Content to let Garrison (139½) make the running in the opening session, the champion only got moving in the sixth after taking a few solid blows in the fifth. Tearing out for the sixth Armstrong (138¼) made all the running from there on in, and dropped Garrison for a count of ‘two’ in the eighth after banging in a crisp right to the head. However as much as he tried, Armstrong could not finish Garrison off, and although he punched his man from pillar to post in the last round he was forced to settle for the referee’s decision in his favour.     
  
 
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Revision as of 13:57, 9 July 2012

1939-10-24 Henry Armstrong w pts 10 Jimmy Garrison, Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA - WORLD. Referee: George Blake. Content to let Garrison (139½) make the running in the opening session, the champion only got moving in the sixth after taking a few solid blows in the fifth. Tearing out for the sixth Armstrong (138¼) made all the running from there on in, and dropped Garrison for a count of ‘two’ in the eighth after banging in a crisp right to the head. However as much as he tried, Armstrong could not finish Garrison off, and although he punched his man from pillar to post in the last round he was forced to settle for the referee’s decision in his favour.