Davey Lee Armstrong

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Name: Davey Lee Armstrong
Born: 1956-06-09
Hometown: Puyallup, Washington, USA
Height: 5′ 8½″   /   174cm
Boxing Record: click

Trainers: Joe Clough (amateur); Emanuel Steward (pro)
Manager: Emanuel Steward

Davey Lee Armstrong, from Puyallup, WA, began boxing in 1966, and was developed out of the Tacoma Boys Club, along with future world champions Rocky Lockridge, Johnny Bumphus, and Leo Randolph, as well as 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales. As a professional, he boxed out of Kronk Gym in Detroit.

Armstrong was a 2005 Inductee into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports Hall of Fame. He currently (2012) works for the City of Seattle as a bookkeeper, and still resides in Puyallup.

Amateur Achievements

  • 1972 National AAU Champion (106 lbs.)
  • 1972 U.S. Olympians (106 lbs.)
  • 1973 National AAU Runner-up (119 lbs.), lost to Mike Hess of Albany, OR in the final by decision.
  • 1975 National AAU Champion (125 lbs.)
  • 1976 National AAU Champion (125 lbs.)
  • 1976 National Golden Gloves champion (125 lbs.)
  • 1976 U.S. Olympian. (Placed Fifth)
  • 1978 National Golden Gloves champion (132 lbs.)
  • 1979 National AAU Champion (132 lbs.)

Olympic Results




  • Sports Illustrated, July 3, 2006

External Links

  • Interview with Brad Berkwitt (2005): [1]
  • Davey Lee Armstrong: The Ambidextrous Wonder by Austin Killeen: [2]