The boxer Alexis Arguello passed away at age 57, this age of death has to be considered premature. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of Alexis Arguello and more!
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?
Alexis Arguello's death was caused by suicide.
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|
Quotes by Alexis Arguello
"If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first world title fight till I had 58 fights, so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well."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
"Of course after the fight you want to make sure that you're okay and so is the other guy, it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure everyone is okay after the war is over."Alexis Arguello
"I could do what a lot of people are doing and that's sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King, but there's no way I'll do that."Alexis Arguello
"When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport."Alexis Arguello