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Old 11-27-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default did henry armstrong defend his lower titles after winning the ww title?

i was wondering after winning the welterweight title did he ever drop back down and fought at lw and fw. if he did , that's even more impressive than pac. i'm a huge pac fan by the way so i hope i don't get any bashing from the pac fans. i can't see pac making 135, 130,126 anymore. i think the lowest he will go is 140.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Armstrong never defended the featherweight title and lost the lightweight title to ambers on his first defense.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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Armstrong never defended the featherweight title and lost the lightweight title to ambers on his first defense.
thanks. henry armstrong is always being mentioned these days because of pac's recent accomplishments.
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Old 11-27-2009, 03:53 PM   #4
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thanks. henry armstrong is always being mentioned these days because of pac's recent accomplishments.
Well, Armstrong weighed in for most of his ww title defences under the lw limit ... and comparing Pac's achievements with Armstrong's is a bit of a stretch.
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Old 11-27-2009, 04:43 PM   #5
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i was wondering after winning the welterweight title did he ever drop back down and fought at lw and fw. if he did , that's even more impressive than pac. i'm a huge pac fan by the way so i hope i don't get any bashing from the pac fans. i can't see pac making 135, 130,126 anymore. i think the lowest he will go is 140.
Pacquiao, in my eyes, has a long way to go before he's even in the same stratosphere as Armstrong, who beat end-of-year RING rated contenders 75 times over the course of his career - and this is before all the ABC federations and ratings we recognise today.

Armstrong in 1937 alone went 27-0 with 26 knockouts - and this is after he'd reached the top level. From '37 until '40, he went 59-1-1, both loss and draw controversial, with 51 knockouts, including a defence of the lightweight title and eighteen defences of the welterweight title, despite usually weighing in as little more (or sometimes less) than a lightweight. It took a Hall of Fame welterweight to eventually stop the natural 130lbs Armstrong by cutting his by-that-point worn and scarred eyes with his thumbs, head and laces, blinding him.

He beat ten Hall of Famers (thus far - a couple of his other opponents may soon be inducted) a total of thirteen times.

I really don't think Pacquiao should be mentioned in the same sentence as Armstrong yet, unless it contains the phrase 'lesser version of.'
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Old 11-27-2009, 05:41 PM   #6
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Well, Armstrong weighed in for most of his ww title defences under the lw limit ...
Correct. He didn't have to "drop back down" to lightweight because he was literally already there.
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Armstrong had to drink pints of water to get above the minimum weight for a welterweight title fight.
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