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Alexis Arguello
Birth: Apr. 19, 1952
Managua, Nicaragua
Death: Jul. 1, 2009
Managua, Nicaragua

Professional Boxer. He held world titles in the Featherweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight Divisions. In 1974, he won his first world championship title when he defeated Mexico's Ruben Olivares for the WBA Featherweight crown. In 1978, he won the WBC Super Featherweight belt after he was victorious over Puerto Rico's Alfredo Escalera. In 1981, he would capture his third title with a points victory over Scotland's Jim Watt for the WBC Lightweight crown. It was perhaps a 14th round knockout loss to Aaron Pryor in 1982 that Arguello may be best remembered for. He retired from boxing in 1995 after compiling a record of 82 wins (65 knockouts) and 8 losses in 90 bouts. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1992. At the time of his death, he was serving as Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Cementerio Jardines del Recuerdo
Managua
Managua, Nicaragua
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38945711
Alexis Arguello
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- LawBaby
 Added: Apr. 19, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
A classy, smooth boxer-puncher, and a credit to the "sweet science." Unbeatable in his prime... RIP, senor.
- Lalo Palacios
 Added: Dec. 10, 2014
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