Henry Armstrong

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Birthday
12, 1912
Birthplace
Columbus, MS
Death Date
Oct 22, 1988 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1912
Birthplace
Columbus, MS
Death Date
Oct 22, 1988 (75)

About

One of the greatest boxers of the 1940s, he held three different boxing championships at the same time.

Before Fame

He turned pro after failing to make it on the 1932 U.S. Olympic boxing team.

Trivia

Both Bert Sugar and The Ring magazine ranked him as the second-greatest fighter in the 20th century.

Family Life

His father was a sharecropper and his mother was an Iroquois Indian.

Associated With

Sugar Ray Robinson was one of the few boxers who defeated him.