. Argüello's margin of victory was narrow as he attained just 51.30% of the vote.
 Argüello's brief amateur career saw him compile a 58-2 record.
Alexis Arguello tocando un Son en la Macroplaza. This time, in Las Vegas, Arguello was KO-ed in the tenth, and stated after the fight "I'm not going to fight anymore.
The Florida State Boxing Commission failed to administer a post-fight urinalysis, adding to speculation that the bottle contained an unsanctioned substance. After a tense, close start Argüello's relentless body-punching broke Kobayashi halfway through the fifth round, with the challenger dropping to the canvas twice. Nevertheless, Argüello made short work of his challenger, stopping him by technical knockout in the 8th round. Argüello's first defense came against Venezuelan featherweight champion Leonel Hernández.
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. Undaunted, Argüello put together another streak of wins, and found himself contending for the WBA featherweight, this time against Olivares in the latter's first defense. His first defense in Nicaragua was against Rigoberto Riasco. In his later career he challenged twice for light welterweight world titles, both times in famous fights against Aaron Pryor.
Eventually, Argüello earned world featherweight championship bout against experienced WBA champion Ernesto Marcel. When he was 5 years old, his father attempted suicide. Argüello debuted on October 26, 1968, trained by former boxer Miguel Angel Rivas. The Ring magazine has ranked Argüello as 20th on their list of "100 greatest punchers of all time", while the Associated Press ranked him as the world's best Junior Lightweight of the 20th century.
After the fight, Argüello gained many American fans when he embraced Mancini and told a CBS Television audience that he would do anything to help Mancini's father, who at the time was dealing with illness.  When he was 13, he emigrated to Canada to provide for his family. The young challenger lost a 15-round unanimous decision in the champion's retirement bout. Argüello was stopped in the 14th round.
The national police confirmed the death shortly afterwards, and the death was ruled a suicide following the autopsy. Argüello was born April 19, 1952.
 Argüello dominated once again, this time stopping Riasco in the second round.  He was named one of the 20 greatest fighters of the past 80 years by The Ring magazine.. In 2008 he was honored by being selected as Nicaragua's flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics..
He remained very friendly with his old rival Aaron Pryor, and the pair saw each other several times a year until Argüello's death. Amid accusations of vote-rigging Argüello narrowly won the mayoral election in Managua on November 9, 2008 elections against the candidate of the Constitutionalist Liberal Party, Eduardo Montealegre, who had come second to Daniel Ortega in the 2006 presidential election.
Alexis Argüello (April 19, 1952 – July 1, 2009) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer who competed from 1968 to 1995, and later became a politician. The fight took place at The Forum in Inglewood on November 23, 1974. Olivares's left hand caused a visible expression of pain on Argüello's face, but Argüello's left hand caused Olivares to crash hard against the canvas. The doctor decided to travel with Argüello, and performed plastic surgery on Argüello's cuts with Argüello awake. He retired for good in 1995 with a record of 82 wins, 8 losses, and 65 KO's, along with the recognition of being one of the sports most universally respected fighters among fans, experts, and boxers. , Argüello died on July 1, 2009, after apparently shooting himself through the heart in Managua.  He then attempted several comebacks into boxing during the late 1980s and early 1990s and had some success, most notably a fourth round stoppage of former World Junior Welterweight Champion Billy Costello in a 1986 televised bout that put him in a position for another shot at the Junior Welterweight title. Arguello successfully defended his lightweight title four times. Argüello would then win 29 of his next 30 bouts over the next 5 years, including a win over José Legrá. A few seconds later, Argüello was the new featherweight champion of the world. His reign at Junior Lightweight saw him fend off the challenges of Escalera in a rematch held at Rimini, Italy, as well as former and future world champion Bobby Chacon, future two time world champion Rafael "Bazooka" Limón, Ruben Castillo, future champion Rolando Navarrete, and Diego Alcalá, beaten in only one round. Luis Lopez. At the age of 9, Argüello ran away to work in a dairy farm. I quit."
Loading ... El Mejoral - Alexis Arguello & Sergio Omar Gutierrez (El Comandante) en Monterrey, NL - Duration: 4:11. Months after Marcel's retirement, the WBA featherweight title was won by former unified bantamweight champion Rubén Olivares.
It was later revealed in an interview with former Lewis-trained boxer Luis Resto that Lewis would break apart antihistamine pills used to treat asthma and pour the medicine into the water, giving Lewis's fighter greater lung capacity in the later rounds of a fight.
After a successful fourth defense, Argüello moved up in weight to challenge world junior lightweight champion Alfredo Escalera in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in what has been nicknamed The Bloody Battle of Bayamon by many. Watt lasted fifteen rounds, but the judges gave Argüello a unanimous 15-round decision, thus making him only the sixth boxer to win world titles in 3 divisions, and the second Latin American (after Wilfred Benítez had become the first by beating Maurice Hope one month before) to do it.
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