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