The Official Site of Henry Armstrong

"UNDISPUTED THREE TIME WORLD CHAMPION"

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ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ring Magazine named him Boxer of the Year in 1937 and 1938.

 

  • In 1954, Armstrong, Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis were the first three fighters elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame.

 

  • In the year, 1975, Armstrong was inducted into the Black Athletic Hall of Fame.

 

  • He was inducted into the St Louis Walk of Fame on May 21, 1995.

 

  • Armstrong was listed as one of the 100 Greatest Black Athletes of the 20th century.

 

  • He was inducted into the St Louis Sports Hall of Fame on November 18, 2009.

 

  • Armstrong was inducted into The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on July 31, 2010.

 

  • He traveled overseas to entertain the troops when the United States Army and Navy needed entertainment.

 

  • Armstrong was featured in three movies, “Keep Punching” (1939), The Pittsburgh kid” (1941), and “Joe Palooka, Champ” (1946).

 

  • He was an author of two books, an autobiography titled, GLOVES, GLORY AND GOD (1956) and a poetry book called Twenty Years of Poems, Moods and Meditations, (1954).