History | Oct 24 2018

On This Day: One of boxing’s absolute greatest, Henry Armstrong, died at the age 75

On October 24, 1988 Henry Amstrong died. Daniel Herbert pays tribute to a boxing legend of the highest order
Henry Armstrong
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HENRY ARMSTRONG was a marvel, a little man who achieved a huge feat – holding three world tiles at the same time, when there were only eight in the whole of boxing.

Nowadays, winning a world championship has been rendered so much easier because of the proliferation of sanctioning bodies and weight divisions. When Armstrong ruled the featherweights, lightweights and welterweights in 1938, it made him the second biggest star in the sport behind heavyweight champion Joe Louis.

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