Alexis Arguello– How Did the Boxer Die?

Alexis Arguello died at age 57, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding boxer Alexis Arguello's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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

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

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

How did Alexis Arguello die?

Alexis Arguello's death was caused by suicide.

Argüello died on July 1, 2009, after apparently shooting himself through the heart in Managua. The national police confirmed the death shortly afterwards, and the death was ruled a suicide following the autopsy.

Information about the death of Alexis Arguello
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death57 years
BirthdayApril 19, 1952
Death dateJuly 1, 2009
Place of deathManagua, Nicaragua
Place of burialN/A


"Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even, know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting, women and money."

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"Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you're okay and so is the other guy, it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over."

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"If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well."

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"I have no regrets because I did everything by the book."

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"Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today."

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