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Former lightweight champion, Managua mayor Alexis Arguello found dead at his home
AP ^

Posted on 07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, considered one of the best lightweights to step in the ring, has been found dead.

Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello's death early Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: arguello; boxing; managua; nicaragua; pryor; sandinista
I went to the Arguello-Pryor fight in the Orange Bowl.
1 posted on 07/01/2009 7:12:44 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Sandinista Arkancide??


2 posted on 07/01/2009 7:16:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Arguello was one of the best fighters I’ve ever seen. Classic style — no nonsense.


3 posted on 07/01/2009 7:19:00 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I didn’t know he went that route until a few months back. Pryor, I think, became a deacon and motivational speaker (I could be wrong).


4 posted on 07/01/2009 7:19:30 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The greatest fight ever. Those guys absolutely wailed on each other for 14 rounds.


5 posted on 07/01/2009 7:22:42 AM PDT by Doohickey (The more cynical you become, the better off you'll be.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Sandinista Arkancide??

yup....just like Abu Nidal (2003;Iraq)
"Suspect Victim, Was found w/ 12+ gunshot in back / skull"
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6 posted on 07/01/2009 7:23:13 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0Bambi to the poor voter: Welcome to 0bamacare (Peasant Care ®) You Sucker... Now Die! :^)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I was convinced that Aaron Pryor was ‘on something’ when he gave that beating to Arguello. Arguello was such a slick fighter, and he hit Pryor with many shots that should have knocked the brawler out. But eventually Arguello got exhausted & Pryor KO’ed him. It was a shame. I think that was pretty much it for one of the best Lightweights I ever saw.


7 posted on 07/01/2009 7:23:57 AM PDT by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

One of the most impressive knockouts I ever saw was Arguello v. Kevin Rooney. It looked like Rooney would never recover.


8 posted on 07/01/2009 7:29:35 AM PDT by mak5
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
November '82.

One of the best fights I've ever seen.

9 posted on 07/01/2009 7:29:56 AM PDT by wireman
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Great boxer. Condolences to Alexis Arguello’s family and frineds.


10 posted on 07/01/2009 7:33:01 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Alexis Arguello is a hero outside the boxing ring. At a time of communist momentum in Central America he made anti-Sandinista and pro-Contra broadcasts. Naturally being sports celebrity number ONE in Nicaragua helped make his talks effective.

He was a man’s man.


11 posted on 07/01/2009 7:37:50 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Being a Sandinista, good riddance!
12 posted on 07/01/2009 7:39:10 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: wireman

ESPN recently aired the fight from about a year later, took place in Las Vegas as I recall. Another good one.


13 posted on 07/01/2009 7:42:06 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: Tallguy

I’ve always thought that about Pryor as well and agree with your take on the fight. Arguello was one of the all time greats and I’m sorry to hear of his death.


14 posted on 07/01/2009 7:47:01 AM PDT by GBA
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To: WellyP

“Being a Sandinista, good riddance!”

You are referring to yourself I take it. Arguello was anti-Sandinista.


15 posted on 07/01/2009 7:47:11 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: WellyP

“Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.”
Proverbs 17:28.

You might want to do some research before you post.


16 posted on 07/01/2009 7:49:59 AM PDT by Betis70 (Keep working serf, Zero's in charge)
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To: Monterrosa-24
Arguello was anti-Sandinista.

At the link, it says he was a member of the ruling party. Maybe there are factions, and he's not tight with Commandante Sunglasses. I don't know.

17 posted on 07/01/2009 7:51:26 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: SamuraiScot

I guess I’ve stayed in the 16th Century too long.

According to “Wicked Pedia”, he ran under that party’s label even though the “Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)—the same party against whom he took up arms in the 1980s”.

Okay I’m way behind the times.


18 posted on 07/01/2009 7:54:23 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

My apologies.


19 posted on 07/01/2009 7:54:55 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Better question Boom Boom Mancini.


20 posted on 07/01/2009 7:56:27 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Why excerpt your own blog? If its that damned important, then (Excerpted. Click here to read more))
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To: SamuraiScot
The article is pretty clear:
Against the Sandanistas in the 89's,
joined the party to run for mayor in 2008.
21 posted on 07/01/2009 7:57:09 AM PDT by norton
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To: norton

89’s = 80’s


22 posted on 07/01/2009 7:58:54 AM PDT by norton
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To: norton

I think the “’89s” has a nice ring to it.


23 posted on 07/01/2009 8:01:20 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: SamuraiScot

Alexis Arguello was a Contra.


24 posted on 07/01/2009 8:13:04 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The speed, those hooded shoulders, that tall thin frame. One of my all time favorites. Prayers offered .


25 posted on 07/01/2009 8:23:55 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: mak5; WellyP
I had the privelge meeting Arguello twice. He was very personable, very pro-American, he played a role in improving trade relations between the U.S. and Nicaragua.

I will never forget shaking his hand, His fist was solid as a Brick. A true professional, I'm sorry to hear this news.

26 posted on 07/01/2009 8:26:45 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of the American Liberal never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

“...card carrying Sandinista, former vice-mayor of Managua, Alexis Argüello...”

http://orangejuiceblog.com/2008/09/discussion-with-the-honorable-eduardo-montealegre-mayoral-candidate-managua-nicaragua/

“...Mr. Montealegre is a candidate in the November 2nd election for Mayor of Nicaragua’s capital city of Managua. His main challenger in the upcoming election is card carrying Sandinista, former vice-mayor of Managua, Alexis Argüello, Nicaragua’s three-time world boxing champion...”


27 posted on 07/01/2009 8:45:29 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

RIP.


28 posted on 07/01/2009 9:48:43 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: WellyP

Thanks for posting.

I had no idea Arguello was a Sandinista!


29 posted on 07/01/2009 11:55:42 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The greatest fighter I’ve ever seen. Maybe the greatest ever. The man was a machine. RIP.


30 posted on 07/10/2009 10:09:30 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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