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Little Big Men: Henry Armstrong

Originally Published: October 10, 2006
By Bert Randolph Sugar | Boxing Historian

Henry Armstrong was a physical loan shark, a fighter who adopted General Clausewitz's theory that the winning general is the one who can impose his will upon the enemy. One hundred fifty-one times Armstrong imposed his will on his opponents, suffocating them in his swarming style, firing off his punches and then running over them, much like a runaway locomotive, with a ten-ton truck rumbling over their remains for good measure.

But the perpetual-motion machine might have been a mere ...

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