HENRY ARMSTRONG: FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION
Armstrong is universally recognized as one of the all-time greats of boxing. The Mississippi native who made his name in Los Angeles simultaneously held world titles in three weight classes – featherweight, lightweight and welterweight – and almost won title recognition in a fourth (middleweight) when there were only eight established divisions. Armstrong won his first title at featherweight by stopping Petey Sarron in six rounds in 1937. He fought 27 times that year, winning 26 by KO (including future hall of famer Benny Bass).