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Henry Jackson Jr., aka Melody Jackson aka “Hammerin’ Hank” aka “Homocide Hank,” and better known as Henry Armstrong, is arguably the greatest Welterweight in boxing history.
He holds the record for the most consecutive title defenses in the Welterweight division with 19. The Ring ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of the last 80 years and boxing historian Bert Sugar ranked Armstrong as the second-greatest fighter of all time.
Armstrong won championships in three different divisions at a time when there were only eight universally recognized divisions. In 1938, Armstrong became the Featherweight, Welterweight and Lightweight world champion in a 10-month span.
He is the only boxer to ever hold three undisputed championships in three different divisions simultaneously. Armstrong retired with a record of 151-21-9, 101 KOs.