Alexis Arguello

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Birthday
19, 1952
Birthplace
Managua, Nicaragua
Death Date
Jul 1, 2009 (57)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
19, 1952
Birthplace
Managua, Nicaragua
Death Date
Jul 1, 2009 (57)

About

As 'The Explosive Thin Man' he held featherweight, junior lightweight, and lightweight titles from 1974 to 1982.

Before Fame

He lost his debut match on a TKO, then reeled off 36 straight wins, but lost the title match.

Trivia

He had classic fights with Aaron Pryor, and thrilling matches against boxing greats like Ray Mancini, Bobby Chacon and Ruben Olivares.

Family Life

He grew up in a poor, working-class family.

Associated With

Daniel Ortega was also part of the Nicaraguan Sandanista movement, although Arguello grew disillusioned and left.