Davey Armstrong

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Davey Armstrong
Real name Davey Lee Armstrong
Nationality American
Born June 9, 1956 (1956-06-09) (age 61)
Puyallup, Washington, U.S.

Davey Lee Armstrong (born June 9, 1956 in Puyallup, Washington) is a retired boxer from the United States.

Amateur career[edit]

Armstrong began boxing at the Tacoma Boys Club, along with future world champions Rocky Lockridge and Johnny Bumphus, as well as 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist Sugar Ray Seales and 1976 Gold Medalist and professional World Champion, Leo "The Lion" Randolph.

Armstrong represented the US at the 1972 Summer Olympics. He was eliminated in the second round of the men's light flyweight division (– 48 kg) by bronze medalist Enrique Rodríguez.

Amateur highlights[edit]

  • 1972 National AAU Champion (106 lb)
  • 1972 U.S. Olympians (106 lb)
  • 1973 National AAU Runner-up (119 lb), lost to Mike Hess of Albany, Oregon, in the final by decision.
  • 1975 National AAU Champion (125 lb)
  • Won the gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games.
  • 1976 National AAU Champion (125 lb)
  • 1976 U.S. Olympian (Placed Fifth)
  • 1979 National AAU Champion (132 lb)

Pro career[edit]

Armstrong turned pro as a lightweight on March 28, 1980 and boxed out of the Kronk Gym in Detroit. He never lived up to the potential that he showed as an amateur boxer, and never challenged for a major boxing title as a professional. Armstrong retired in 1983 after 27 bouts (24 wins and 3 losses).

Life after boxing[edit]

Armstrong now lives in Puyallup, Washington, and works for the City of Seattle as a bookkeeper.


  • 2005 Inductee into the Tacoma (Pierce County) Sports Hall of Fame