A Boxing Memory: Henry Armstrong

A Boxing Memory: Henry Armstrong By Brendan McComish Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) became the first boxer in history to hold world titles in three separate weight classes at the same time. After retiring from boxing, Armstrong became an ordained Baptist minister, working with disadvantaged youth. He also wrote the autobiographical "God, Gloves, and Glory" (1956). Born … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Henry Armstrong

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A Boxing Memory: Matthew Hatton

Matthew Hatton often fought his career in the shadow of his older brother Ricky, but he was in his own right a very decent operator himself, which gets lost in comparison of his brothers’ achievements, not helped by having many fights on the undercard of Ricky’s big nights. Boxing on the undercard of shows headlined … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Matthew Hatton

A Boxing Memory: Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu

Ricky Hatton was 38-0 and the WBU light welterweight champion, but he was growing frustrated with his career, he wanted the big fights. The WBU was lightly regarded in world terms, certainly in comparison with the likes of the WBC, WBA and the IBF, who were the most recognised of the so-called alphabet boys. Hatton … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu