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Alexis Arguello


Seeing that ‘The Explosive Thin Guy’ he held featherweight, junior light-weight, and lightweight game titles from 1974 to 1982. He dropped his debut match on the TKO, after that reeled off 36 direct wins, but dropped the name match. He previously classic battles with Aaron Pryor, and fascinating fits against boxing greats like Ray Mancini, Bobby Chacon and Ruben Olivares. He was raised in an unhealthy, working-class family members. Daniel Ortega was also area of the Nicaraguan Sandanista motion, although Arguello grew disillusioned and still left.

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Full Name Alexis Argüello
Date Of Birth April 19, 1952
Died July 1, 2009, Managua, Nicaragua
Place Of Birth Managua, Nicaragua
Height 1.78 m
Weight 64 kg
Profession Boxer
Nationality Nicaraguan
Spouse Sulvia Urbina, Loretta Martinez, Patricia Barreto
Children Alexis Arguello Jr
Parents Zoila Rosa Bohórquez, Guillermo Argüello Bonilla
Movies Moving Target
Star Sign Aries

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1Was elected mayor of Managua, Nicaragua in November 2008.
2Elected Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua in 2008.
3Elected Vice-Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua in October of 2004 for the FSLN Sandinista Party
4Inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame, 1991.
5Inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, 1992.
6World Boxing Council Lightweight champion, 1981-1983.
7World Boxing Council super featherweight champion, 1978-1980.
8World Boxing Association featherweight champion, 1974-1977.



Fists of Steel1991Alex
Cat Chaser1989Pepe Mendoza
Moving Target1988Chico Castillo
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesPepe Moya



Legendary Nights2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello1983TV MovieHimself

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HBO Boxing After Dark2011TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Friday Night Fights2010TV SeriesHimself
Cornered: A Life Caught in the Ring2008DocumentaryHimself
Triumph and Tragedy: The Ray Mancini Story2007TV Movie documentaryHimself

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1I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
2I don't think people really understand that this [boxing] is a real sport; it's just you and the other person one on one.

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