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Armando Muniz

Full name: Cruz Armando Muniz Hurtado (Muñíz-)
Nickname(s): El Hombre
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 3, 1946 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Boxing

Biography

Armando Muniz was AAU Champion as a welterweight in 1969-70. At the 1968 Olympics Muniz won two matches but lost by decision in the quarter-finals to [Mario Guilloti] of Argentina. Muniz turned professional in July 1970, winning his first bout against Joe Adams by a third-round TKO. He fought through December 1978, losing his final bout again [Sugar Ray Leonard], when the referee stopped the fight in the sixth round. Muniz finished with a professional record of 44 wins (30 by KO), 14 losses, and 1 draw.

Muniz won the NABF welterweight title in 1971 by defeating Clyde Gray with a ninth-round knockout. He defended that title four times before losing it in January 1973 against Eddie Perkins, who won a decision. Muniz fought Perkins for the title in March 1974, but again lost by decision. In March 1975 Muniz fought José Napoles for the WBA and WBC welterweight title, losing in the 12th round. Muniz fought three more times for the WBC welterweight title, losing in July 1975 to Napoles in the re-match, to Carlos Palomino in January 1977, and in a re-match against Palomino in May 1978.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Boxing Men's Welterweight United States USA 5T

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP MR
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1968-10-23 Guilloti (ARG) , Muniz (USA) 1 58 59 58 59 58 292
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round Three Match #5 1 1968-10-22 Muniz (USA) , Hebeisen (SUI) 4 60 60 59 60 60 299 decision
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round Two Match #9 1 1968-10-19 Muniz (USA) , Kasprzyk (POL) 4 60 59 59 59 59 296 decision
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Boxing United States USA Round One Match #17 1 1968-10-13 Muniz (USA) bye
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