Alexis Arguello (Boxer) Death – Age of Death and Cause of Death

Alexis Arguello

The boxer Alexis Arguello passed away at age 57, too young.

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?

Suicide caused Alexis Arguello's death in 2009.

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


"I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours, go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring partners because I'm a big believer in that how you train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked."

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"It was a natural process, because when we go to the ring we are human beings, but once you feel the punches and the competition that's when the beast comes out and takes hold of us."

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"I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing."

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"When you put the interest of a kid on money instead of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process, which should be about how much responsibilities you carry as an athlete and a citizen."

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"I do think the heart can balance out the mind, if your heart is in a good place it can give you the strength to do the right thing and behave the right way and overcome the mind."

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