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07-15-2005, 06:19 PM
According to the January 2, 1963 edition of the
online version of the Historical Los Angeles Times,
Baby Arizmendi, 48, died on Monday (December 31,
1962) after a prolonged illness at the Veterans
Administration Hospital in Sawtelle (which is now
considered part of Westwood, a suburb in
the City of Los Angeles, and is near the UCLA
campus). At the age of 11, Arizmendi took up
boxing after being advised to do so as a form of
therapy following a polio attack. The article
also said that he had about 140 amateur bouts
before turning pro in 1930. Arizmendi had served
in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later
operated restaurants in the Echo Park District.

According to two 1956 articles (July 22 and 23),
Arizmendi was hospitalized following a partial
paralytic condition on his left side. According
to his wife, Henrietta, he had been in semi-ill
health and went from 216 to 164 pounds during
the previous month. It was also reported he had
been undergoing a brain examination and further
diabetic blood tests.

A had served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II and later operated restaurants in the Echo Park District.

- Chuck Johnston

07-16-2005, 01:44 PM
Was Baby Arizmendi restaurant on Sunset Bl. ?, i'm not sure but i think that where Art Aragon & Lauro Salas had their drunken fight that led to their sellout fight at the Olympic Aud. in 1952

Frank B.

07-17-2005, 05:55 PM
Frank- It was reported that Baby Arizmendi had a
restaurant located on Sunset Blvd.

- Chuck Johnston

08-15-2005, 03:30 PM

Arizmendi was a young man when he died he was only 48 years old to me that young
Frank B.

08-15-2005, 04:52 PM
Frank- I am in my early fifties, so I myself can say
that Baby Arizmendi was young when he died at
the age of 48.

- Chuck Johnston

08-15-2005, 05:37 PM
I take it you were born in Oct. 1952 , right?

Frank B.

10-22-2012, 01:36 PM
Nice little bio - http://theboxingtribune.com/2011/08/legends-of-mexican-boxing-part-1-baby-arizmendi/

Every Mother's Fear
10-24-2012, 01:16 PM
I've never seen film of him but you,look at his record and it's impressive. How good was he?


10-24-2012, 03:36 PM

Baby Arizmendi vs Henry Armstrong