Full name: Cruz Armando Muniz Hurtado (Muñíz-)
Nickname(s): El Hombre
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 3, 1946 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: United States
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.
|1968 Summer||22||Ciudad de México||Boxing||Men's Welterweight||United States||USA||5T|
|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|