The Indelible Impression of Alexis Arguello

arguello23By David Douglas: Much has been written about the recent passing of three time world champion Alexis Arguello. His many astonishing victories, over top shelf opponents, from hall of fame legends to up and coming matinee stars, to include the two infamous losses, have been respectively honored. And all of the accolades are without doubt and clear of argumentative speculation, as they should be…What a refreshing statement.

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Arguello Dies from Gunshot Wound

arguello3By Ian S. Palmer: The boxing world was concerned several years ago as news bulletins out of Nicaragua reported that ex three-time world champion Alexis Arguello had gone missing in his homeland on Christmas Eve, just weeks prior to starting his newly-elected position as vice mayor of Managua. People who know the troubled history of “El Flaco Explosivo” (The Explosive Thin Man) were worried the personal problems he tackled years ago may have once again taken over his life.

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News – Arguello found Dead from Gunshot Wound

By Mike Burnell: The world lost a boxing legend July 1st 2009. Legendary Alexis Arguello was found dead at age 57 with a gunshot wound to the chest that officials say appears self inflicted.

In a time when many fighters will beat their chest and imply greatness by flashing the spoils of huge contracts and inflated records it makes the loss of Alexis Arguello that more poignant.

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