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Alexis Argüello
  • Name: Alexis Argüello
  • Born: 04/19/1952
  • Died: 07/01/2009 (57 years old)

Alexis Argüello (April 19, 1952 – July 1, 2009) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 1995, and later became a politician. He was a three-weight world champion, having held the WBA featherweight title from 1974 to 1976; the WBC super featherweight title from 1978 to 1980; and the WBC lightweight title from 1981 to 1982. Additionally, he held the Ring magazine and lineal featherweight titles from 1975 to 1977; the Ring lightweight title from 1981 to 1982; and the lineal lightweight title in 1982. In his later career he challenged twice for light welterweight world titles, both times in famous fights against Aaron Pryor.

Alias: El Flaco Explosivo, (“The Explosive Thin Man”), El Caballero del Ring, (“The Gentleman of the Ring”)

Birth Place: Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, Nicaragua

Death Place: Managua, Nicaragua

Source: Wikipedia

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