- NAME: Henry Armstrong
- OCCUPATION: Boxer, Minister
- BIRTH DATE: December 12, 1912
- DEATH DATE: October 22, 1988
- Did You Know?: In 1938, Henry Armstrong became the first boxer to hold three different weight division titles at the same time.
- Did You Know?: Entertainers Al Jolson and George Raft bought Henry Armstrong's boxing contract in 1936.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Columbus, Mississippi
- PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
- Originally: Henry Jackson Jr.
- AKA: Melody Jackson
- AKA: Henry Armstrong
- AKA: Henry Jackson
- Nickname: Homicide Hank
- Nickname: Hammerin' Hank
- Nickname: Hurricane Hank
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Henry Armstrong was the first boxer to hold simultaneous world championship titles in three different divisions. After retiring, he became a Baptist minister.
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Dependent on Social Security to make ends meet, he also had to deal with failing vision and dementia in his last years. He died on October 22, 1988, in Los Angeles, at the age of 75.
Armstrong was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. That organization lists him as having attained 151 wins, 21 losses and nine draws in 181 fights. In addition to this impressive record, Armstrong remains a boxing legend for his concurrent world titles in three separate divisions.
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