With a career lasting 11 years, southpaw Evan Armstrong started off his career at age 19 on November 1963, last fighting in 0 and building a record of 39-14-1. Armstrong in his 54 fights. Between November 1963 and May 1967, Armstrong had his longest winning streak of 9 fights. In his 54 fights, his longest KO streak is 6 fights long.
In a memorable debut Armstrong gained a KO win against Candido Sawyer in a 6 round contest, becoming the 3rd person to stop Sawyer. Following on from his debut, Armstrong continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 27 fights. In this time he fought Jackie Brown, Johnny Mantle and George Bowes to name just a few, fighting once in 1963, 9 times in 1964 and 17 times through 1965, 1966 and 1967 in this period.
Taking the first knock of his career, Armstrong fought Bobby Fisher on September 3rd, 1964 and was defeated by Fisher. Armstrong faced the first defeat of his career against Bobby Fisher in the 6th round of a 8 round fight via TKO. Armstrong then went on to win a further 25 fights taking his record to 27 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw.
Armstrong lost to Chucho Castillo in his next fight. Taking place on August 28th, 1968, Armstrong's career record after this fight stood at 27-6-1. Castillo upset Armstrong, stopping him in the 2nd round and becoming only the 2nd person to stop Armstrong.
On September 21st, 1970, Armstrong went into action again and beat Jimmy Bell taking the winning record to 30 wins. Becoming the first person to stop Jimmy Bell, Armstrong beat Bell via TKO in the 9th round of a 12 round fight.
Keeping his losses at 13, Armstrong fought on September 17th, 1973 beating Tommy Glencross via TKO. This took his record to 36-13-1 showing quite the successful career to date. Glencross was stopped in the 3rd round via TKO meaning Armstrong was the first person to stop this opponent. Taking his record to 38 wins, 13 losses and 1 draws, Armstrong then went on to win a further 2 fights.
Armstrong went into his next career fight with a record of 38-13-1 and took this to 39 wins with a win against Alan Richardson on July 8th, 1974. Richardson was stopped in the 11th round via TKO crowning Armstrong as the first person to stop this opponent.
Armstrong went into his next fight against David Kotey on December 7th, 1974 with a career record of 39 wins. Kotey turned out to be too much for Armstrong stopping him in the 10th. Showing that the time was right for Armstrong to call it a day and retire.