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.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||57 years|
|Birthday||April 19, 1952|
|Death date||July 1, 2009|
|Place of death||Managua, Nicaragua|
|Place of burial||N/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."Alexis Arguello
"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."Alexis Arguello
"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."Alexis Arguello
"I have no regrets because I did everything by the book."Alexis Arguello
"Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today."Alexis Arguello