Alexis ArgÃ¼ello (above, left, shown fighting Bobby Chacon), a former World Champion in three different weight classifications, died earlier today in what’s being called a suicide by at least one source. With a career record of 82-8-0, ArgÃ¼ello was elected Mayor of Managua, Nicaragua last November, and recently faced allegations of voter fraud and graft.
ArgÃ¼ello’s first bout with Aaron Pryor in 1982 marked an unsuccessful attempt to capture a 4th world title, this time as a Junior Welterweight. While ArgÃ¼ello’ was knocked out in the 14th round, subsequent allegations of doping by Pryor led to a Las Vegas rematch in 1983, with ArgÃ¼ello coming out on the short end again, this time by TKO in the 10th.
2 thoughts on “Alexis ArgÃ¼ello, RIP”
awesome dude. rip.
Arguello vs. Pryor the first time around would make my short list of best fights ever. Hard to believe we used to get boxing of that quality on network tv.