If today’s champions are lucky enough to be involved in five world title fights it could take some of them a few years to engage in them. Let’s compare this to 1939 when Henry Armstrong successfully defended his World Welterweight Crown just under half a dozen times in the span of only 22 days. Not only that, he fought in the states of Iowa, Minneapolis, Washington, California and Colorado and stopped four of his five opponents. Armstrong knocked out Al Manfredo on Oct. 9th, Howard Scott on Oct. 13th and Richie Fontaine on Oct. 20th. He then beat Jimmy Garrison on points on Oct. 24th before stopping Bobby Pacho on Oct. 30th.
Special Thanks to Roy Bennett of Vintage Boxing Photos Archives