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Old 11-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #28
Hands of Iron
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Default Re: Hall of Famers vs Top 10 Contenders

HENRY ARMSTRONG's TOP 10 RATED OPPONENTS

1934: Baby Arizmendi (No. 1 FW) - LOSS
-- Despite loss, Armstrong debuts in The Ring ratings dated November 17 At No. 8 Featherweight.
1934: Joe Conde (No. 6 FW)
1935: Baby Arizmendi (No. 1 FW) - LOSS
1935: Midget Wolgast (No. 5 FW)
-- Frankie Covelli was not rated in top 10 at time of fight with Armstrong, but rated shortly before and again a few months after fight).
1936: Baby Arizmendi (No. 2 FW)
1936: Juan Zurita (No. 9 FW)
1936: Mike Belloise (No. 2 FW)
1936: Tony Chavez (No. 7 FW) - LOSS (DQ)
1937: Tony Chavez (No. 5 FW)
1937: Mike Belloise (No. 2 FW)
1937: Aldo Spoldi (No. 7 LW)
1937: Pete DeGrasse (No. 10 LW)
-- Armstrong debuts at No. 2 in Lightweight Ratings dated July 10.
1937: Petey Sarron (World FW Champion)
1937: Billy Beauhuld (No. 2 LW)
1937: Tony Chavez (No. 6 FW)
1938: Everett Rightmire (No. 3 FW)
1938: Barney Ross (World WW Champion)
1938: Lou Ambers (World LW Champion)
1938: Ceferino Garcia (No. 1 WW)
-- Defends Welterweight title
1939: Baby Arizmendi (No. 4 LW) (both @135)
-- Defends Welterweight title
1939: Davey Day (No. 3 LW) (both @135)
-- Defends Welterweight title
1939: Ernie Roderick (No. 2 WW)
-- Defends Welterweight title
1939: Lou Ambers (No. 1 LW) - LOSS
-- Loses Lightweight title
-- Pedro Montanez (HOF) enters Ratings after fight with Armstrong
1940: Ceferino Garcia (No. 1 MW) - DRAW (Robbery)
1940: Paul Junior (No. 7 LW)
-- Defends Welterweight title
1940: Lew Jenkins (World LW Champion) [non-title fight]
1940: Fritzie Zivic (No. 3 WW) - LOSS
-- Loses Welterweight Title
1941: Fritzie Zivic (World WW Champion) - LOSS
-- Armstrong exits Ring ratings after announcing retirement.
1942: Armstrong re-enters Ring ratings 13 August, Welterweight division)
1942: Juan Zurita (No. 4 LW)
1942: Fritzie Zivic (No. 2 WW)
1943: Willie Joyce (No. 5 LW) - LOSS
1943: Beau Jack (No. 1 LW) - LOSS
1943: Sammy Angott (No. 2 LW)
1943: Willie Joyce (No. 5 LW)
1943: Jimmy Garrison (No. 7 WW)
1943: Sugar Ray Robinson (No. 1 WW) - LOSS
1944: Ralph Zanelli (No. 5 WW)
1944: Ralph Zanelli (No. 9 WW
1944: Willie Joyce (No. 6 LW) - LOSS
1944: John Thomas (No. 8 LW) - LOSS
1944: Willie Joyce (No. 9 LW)
1945: Chester Slider (No. 7 WW) - LOSS
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