Biography of Henry Armstrong

Biography of Henry Armstrong

Henry Armstrong – American boxer, was born in Columbus, Mississippi. At birth in the biography of Henry Armstrong was given the name of Henry Jackson.

The athlete began his professional career in 1931. Soon he became known as a strong, tireless boxer. Armstrong won the title of champion in a very lightweight title in 1936. And in 1938 he received the title in the second welterweight title from Barney Ross. The next Armstrong fight ten weeks later was against Lou Ambers. Then Henry won the title in lightweight. Thus, he earned three titles in different weight classes. The rules of the National Boxing Association required the athlete to vacate the title if he won the title in a different weight.

For his biography, Henry Armstrong won 144 fights, collecting 97 knockouts, losing 19 fights. After his retirement from the sport, Armstrong took a spiritual dignity, devoting himself to helping poor youth. Desert Wells in Arizona was built thanks to the efforts of Henry Armstrong.


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Biography of Henry Armstrong