When Armando Muniz fought Carlos Palomino for the WBC welterweight championship in 1977, it marked the first time in the history of the sport that two college graduates had met for a world title.
Muniz fought four times for the title, but never won -- unless you count the infamous robbery that took place in Guadalajara against defending champion Jose Napoles. That one still sticks in the craw of Muniz, whose list of opponents in an 18-year career also included Emile Griffith, Angel Espada, Ernie "Little Red" Lopez, Hedgemon Lewis, Pete Ranzany and Sugar Ray Leonard.
We did an unusually lengthy interview with Munoz -- 40 minutes -- discussing his life before and after boxing, his classic fights, his experience as a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team in Mexico City, and much more. Enjoy an amazing conversation with "El Hombre" from the May 6, 2012 edition of the Ringside Boxing Show.