From my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring is referred by many as the 2nd greatest boxer in history. Incidentally the boxer regarded as the greatest, Sugar Ray Robinson said this man was his boyhood idol growing up. This man is the greatest pressure fighter boxing has seen and one of its finest inside fighting exponents - Henry Armstrong.
Henry Armstrong was a relentless, aggressive, attacking and complete fighting machine. At a time there were only 8 divisions in Boxing and without the multiple title holders, Armstrong ruled 3 of these divisions and remains the only man to hold 3 world titles simultaneously.
During one span between 1937 and 1940 Armstrong fought 61 times and lost just once(against a man he had already beaten for the lightweight title). This included 51 knockouts, 27 of those on the trot.
Had it not been for a dubious decision resulting in a draw against Ceferina Garcia, Armstrong would have claimed his 4th world title as a middleweight(Armstrong had already beaten Garcia at welterweight)
Bernard Hopkins, another one of boxings greats @bhopdaalien
Was asked about fighters claiming they are the best ever, he named only one fighter. The fighters name is Henry Armstrong. A boxer who continually challenged himself, going up in weight fighting bigger men, fighting the best. This he continues, is in an age where the media would call you out, if you think you're the best fighter, go and fight this guy, prove you are the best! Henry Armstrong went out and proved it.
Armstrong retired with 151 victories and was inducted into the boxing hall of fame in 1990.
For more on Henry Armstrong check out my book Forgotten Legends of the Ring available for download on Amazon. Link to the book in my profile bio.
Video courtesy of the YouTube channel #hanzagod
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