Armando Muniz

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World Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee

Name: Armando Muniz
Alias: El Hombre / The Man
Birth Name: Armando Muñíz
Born: 1947-05-03
Birthplace: Mexico
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 6″   /   168cm
Reach: 68½″   /   174cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Jake Horn
Armando Muniz Gallery

Amateur Career

Armando Muniz represented the United States in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics in the Welterweight (147 pounds) class. He was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Muniz was also the National AAU Welterweight Champion in 1969 and 1970.

Olympic Results:


  • Fought for the World Welterweight Championship four times, losing twice to Jose Napoles and twice to Carlos Palomino.
  • Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
  • Elected to serve a two-year term as President of the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2009, he was elected to serve another two-year term.