Alexis Arguello
Global ID2179
birthdate 1952-04-19
death date 2009-07-01 (57)
divisionsuper featherweight
height5′ 10″   /   178cm
reach72″   /   183cm
aliasEl Flaco Explosivo
country Nicaragua
residenceManagua, Nicaragua
birth placeBarrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, Nicaragua
birth nameAndres Alexis Arguello Bohorquez
won 77 (KO 62) + lost 8 (KO 4) + drawn 0 = 85
rounds boxed 492 KO% 72.94

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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1995-01-21Scott Walker17-3-1
Arizona Charlie's, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALUD1010
referee: Richard Steele | judge: Chuck Giampa 94-95 | judge: Jerry Roth 94-95 | judge: Paul Smith 91-98
1994-08-27Jorge Palomares3-12-1
Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USAWMD1010
referee: Brian Garry | judge: Bill Ray 94-94 | judge: Rocky Young 95-93 | judge: Frank Skilbred 95-93
1986-02-09Billy Costello31-1-0
Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, USAWTKO410
time: 1:42 | referee: Mills Lane | judge: Dave Moretti 27-30 | judge: Keith MacDonald 27-30 | judge: Doug Tucker 27-30
Costello down twice in 4th rd.
1985-10-25Pat Jefferson24-5-0
Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska, USAWTKO510
time: 2:47 | referee: Bill McConkey
1983-09-09Aaron Pryor33-0-0
Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USALKO1015
time: 1:48 | referee: Richard Steele | judge: Chuck Minker 83-85 | judge: Jimmy Rondeau 82-87 | judge: James Jen-Kin 83-86
WBA World super lightweight title
1983-04-24Claude Noel29-5-0
Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO310
time: 0:37 | referee: Larry Hazzard
Noel knocked down in the 1st round. In the third, he indicated to referee he could not continue, claiming a hip injury.
1983-02-26Vilomar Fernandez27-9-2
Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio, Texas, USAWUD1010
referee: Steve Crosson 98-92 | judge: Roy Ovalle 100-91 | 98-92
1982-11-12Aaron Pryor31-0-0
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USALTKO1415
time: 1:06 | referee: Stanley Christodoulou 124-127 | judge: Ken Morita 127-125 | judge: Ove Ovesen 124-127
WBA World super lightweight title
1982-07-31Kevin Rooney19-1-0
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWKO210
time: 3:07 | referee: Larry Hazzard | judge: Harold Lederman | judge: Charley Spina
1982-05-22Andy Ganigan34-3-0
The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO515
time: 3:09 | referee: Carlos Padilla | judge: Hal Miller 37-37 | judge: Jose Mayorga 39-37 | judge: Abraham Pacheco 37-36
WBC World lightweight title
Arguello down in the 1st.
1982-02-13James Busceme27-3-0
Civic Center, Beaumont, Texas, USAWTKO615
time: 2:35 | referee: Octavio Meyran | judge: Mike Jacobs 48-47 | judge: Arlen Bynum 48-47 | judge: Jose Mayorga 49-48
WBC World lightweight title
1981-11-21Roberto Elizondo23-1-0
Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWKO715
time: 3:07 | referee: Joey Curtis | judge: Duane Ford 59-54 | judge: Lou Tabat 59-54 | judge: Chuck Minker 59-54
WBC World lightweight title
1981-10-03Ray Mancini20-0-0
Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO1415
time: 1:44 | referee: Tony Perez | judge: Jose Mayorga 127-122 | judge: Eva Shain 125-122 | judge: Roberto Ramirez Sr. 125-123
WBC World lightweight title
1981-06-20Jim Watt38-7-0
Empire Pool, Wembley, London, United KingdomWUD1515x3
referee: Arthur Mercante | judge: Kurt Halbach 147-143 | judge: Dick Young 147-137 | judge: Robert Desgain 147-143
WBC World lightweight title
1981-02-07Robert Vasquez21-6-2
Convention Center, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO310
time: 2:55 | referee: Eddie Eckert
1980-11-14Jose Luis Ramirez67-2-0
Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida, USAWSD1010
referee: William Conners 95-94 | judge: Sam Biller 97-94 | judge: James Kenon 95-98
Arguello down in the sixth round.
1980-08-09Cornelius Boza-Edwards27-1-0
Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USAWTKO810
referee: Tony Perez | judge: Charley Spina | judge: Richard F. Murry
Edwards' manager stopped the fight.
1980-04-27Rolando Navarrete36-6-3
Hiram Bithorn Stadium, San Juan, Puerto RicoWTKO515
referee: Roberto Ramirez Sr. | judge: Samuel Conde Lopez 40-37 | judge: Cesar Ramos 40-37 | judge: Roberto Ramirez Sr. 39-37
WBC World super featherweight title
1980-03-31Gerald Hayes18-13-3
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1010
judge: Dalby Shirley 98-92 | judge: Lou Tabat 98-92 | judge: Dave Moretti 97-93
1980-01-20Ruben Castillo46-0-0
Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USAWTKO1115
time: 2:03 | referee: Octavio Meyran | judge: Ricardo Rizo 97-96 | judge: Jose Juan Guerra 97-96 | judge: Robert Cox 96-97
WBC World super featherweight title
1979-11-16Bobby Chacon42-4-1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWTKO715
referee: John Thomas | judge: Henry Elesperu | judge: Larry Rozadilla
WBC World super featherweight title
Arguello was behind on all the judges cards, in the sixth he came out and opened a two inch cut at the corner of Chacon's right eye, In the seventh Arguello landed a left and Chacon crouched in a neutral corner with his hands on the ropes taking a mandatory eight-count, at the end of the seventh the ring doctor examined Chacon's eye and stopped the fight.
1979-07-08Rafael Limon43-9-2
Felt Forum, New York, New York, USAWTKO1115
time: 1:40 | referee: Tony Perez 6-2 | judge: Eva Shain 7-2 | judge: Artie Aidala 7-1
WBC World super featherweight title
A cut over Limon's right eye forced the stoppage.
1979-02-04Alfredo Escalera42-9-2
Sports Palace, Rimini, Emilia Romagna, ItalyWKO1315
time: 1:24 | referee: Angelo Poletti
WBC World super featherweight title
Escalera was knocked down three times in the bout
1978-11-10Arturo Leon19-14-2
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWUD1515
referee: Davey Pearl | judge: Hal Miller 146-139 | judge: Harold Buck 145-140 | judge: Duane Ford 146-139
WBC World super featherweight title
1978-07-26Vilomar Fernandez22-6-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALMD1010
referee: Arthur Mercante 5-5 | judge: Artie Aidala 4-5 | judge: Sam Irom 4-6
1978-06-03Diego Alcala29-10-2
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto RicoWKO115
time: 1:56 | referee: Roberto Ramirez Sr.
WBC World super featherweight title
1978-04-29Rey Tam22-0-1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWTKO515
time: 1:54 | referee: Rudy Jordan
WBC World super featherweight title
1978-03-25Mario Mendez3-9-0
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, USAWTKO310
1978-01-28Alfredo Escalera40-7-2
Bayamon, Puerto RicoWTKO1315
time: 2:36 | referee: Arthur Mercante 116-111 | judge: Dick Young 117-110 | judge: Jose Juan Guerra 118-112
WBC World super featherweight title
Stopped on cuts / Escalera down in 2nd round
1977-12-18Enrique Solis12-6-2
Estadio Somoza, Managua, NicaraguaWKO510
time: 1:09
Solis down twice in the fifth.
1977-09-29Jerome Artis16-1-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO210
referee: Lew Eskin
Artis was knocked down twice in the 2nd round. Arguello couldn't make the 132lb contract weight and forfeited a portion of his purse.
1977-08-27Benjamin Ortiz22-15-0
Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan, Puerto RicoWUD1010
referee: Roberto Ramirez Sr. | 100-90 | 100-90 | 100-91
1977-08-03Jose Fernandez28-9-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO110
time: 2:06
Fernandez was down three times in the 1st round, triggering the three knockdown rule.
1977-06-22Ezequiel Cocoa Sanchez21-6-1
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWTKO410
referee: Tony Perez
The ring doctor requested that Perez stop the bout after the 4th round. Sanchez was knocked down twice in the 4th round.
1977-05-14Alberto Herrera11-2-0
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWKO110
time: 1:47
Herrera down twice.
1977-02-19Godfrey Stevens71-9-3
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWKO210
time: 1:13
1976-06-19Salvador Torres17-2-1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWKO315
time: 1:25 | referee: Larry Rozadilla
WBA World featherweight title
1976-04-10Modesto Concepcion1-8-1
Universidad de Managua, Managua, NicaraguaWKO210
time: 2:52
Concepcion down three times in the second round.
1976-02-01Jose Torres24-3-0
Plaza de Toros Calafia, Mexicali, Baja California, MexicoWSD1010
96-94 | 95-96 | 96-95
Arguello down in the 9th.
1975-12-20Saul Montana24-13-2
Polideportivo Espana, Managua, NicaraguaWKO310
time: 2:34
1975-10-12Royal Kobayashi18-0-0
Kokugikan, Tokyo, JapanWKO515
time: 2:47 | referee: Carlos Padilla 19-19 | judge: Ricardo Rizo 20-17 | judge: Yusaku Yoshida 20-20
WBA World featherweight title
1975-07-18Rosalio Muro11-1-0
Cow Palace, Daly City, California, USAWTKO210
time: 2:54 | referee: Vern Bybee
Muro down in the 1st and 2nd rounds. Referee stops the fight to save Muro from further punishment.
1975-05-31Rigoberto Riasco19-4-4
Estadio Flor de Cana, Granada, NicaraguaWTKO215
time: 2:00 | referee: Ferny Carpentier | judge: Ricardo Rizo
WBA World featherweight title
1975-03-15Leonel Hernandez29-4-0
El Poliedro, Caracas, VenezuelaWTKO815
referee: Ferny Carpentier
WBA World featherweight title
1975-02-08Oscar Aparicio1-2-0
Nuevo Poliedro, San Salvador, El SalvadorWUD1010
98-93 | 98-93 | 98-94
1974-11-23Ruben Olivares78-4-1
Forum, Inglewood, California, USAWKO1315
time: 1:20 | referee: Dick Young 8-3 | judge: Larry Rozadilla 6-5 | judge: George Latka 5-5
WBA World featherweight title
Olivares down twice in 13th
1974-09-21Otoniel Martinez0-4-0
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWKO110
time: 1:33
1974-08-24Oscar Aparicio
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWPTS1212
referee: Ferny Carpentier 115-112
Central American Featherweight Title
1974-05-18Art Hafey35-5-4
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWTKO510
time: 1:01 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
1974-04-27Enrique Garcia20-10-1
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWKO310
time: 1:24 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
Garcia down in the second and third rounds.
1974-02-16Ernesto Marcel39-4-2
Gimnasio Nuevo Panama, Panama City, PanamaLUD1515
referee: Servio Tulio Lay 140-146 | judge: Harmodio Cedeno 142-146 | judge: Juan Carlos Tapia 140-146
WBA World featherweight title
Marcel retires after this bout.
1974-01-12Raul Martinez Mora24-8-0
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWKO1
time: 1:59
1973-11-24Jose Legra133-10-4
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWTKO110
time: 2:01 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
WBA Featherweight Elimination Bout
1973-10-27Sigfrido Rodriguez7-4-1
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO910
referee: Ferny Carpentier
Rodriguez was knocked down seven times in the fight.-
1973-08-25Nacho Lomeli3-1-1
Estadio Roberto Clemente, Masaya, NicaraguaWKO110
time: 2:33 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
Both fighters were knocked down in the 1st round.-
1973-06-30Octavio Gomez43-9-5
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWKO210
time: 2:25
1973-05-26Kid Pascualito81-25-19
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWRTD310
1973-03-31Magallo Lozada7-5-0
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWUD1010
1973-02-24Fernando Fernandez5-6-0
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO2
referee: A. Gallardo
1972-12-16Rafael Gonzalez7-6-2
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO3
referee: A. Gallardo
Fight a third round TKO instead of previously listed 7th round TKO. Source: Bob Yalen research
1972-11-19Memo Ortiz3-2-0
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWKO210
referee: Waldemar Schmidt
1972-10-21Memo Barrera1-2-0
Arena Kennedy, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO2
referee: A. Gallardo
1972-09-09Jorge Benitez0-1-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWKO1
According to La Prensa, this was Arguello's first bout after hurting his hand in the Reyes fight nine months earlier. Source: Bob Yalen research
1972-01-15Jorge Reyes7-6-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaLTKO610
Fight did not take place on June 22 as previously displayed. Arguello hurt his hand badly in this bout and was cut.
1971-12-18Vicente Worrel Jr6-2-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWKO210
time: 1:33
1971-10-02Emilio Kid Clay Buitrago3-6-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWUD1010
Nicaraguan bantamweight title
1971-09-04Reynaldo Mendoza2-3-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO410
referee: Ferny Carpentier
Mendoza down twice in the fourth round.
1971-08-14Catalino Alvarado5-14-5
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWKO1
1971-07-17Emilio Kid Clay Buitrago3-5-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO510
Eye Injury
1971-06-26Marcial Loyola
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO2
1971-06-05Kid Chapula
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWTKO1
time: 0:27 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
1971-05-01Mauricio Buitrago1-0-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWKO710
time: 1:11 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
Buitrago down twice in the bout, once in the second round and at the finish.
1971-04-17Julio Hernandez2-1-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWUD1010
referee: Ferny Carpentier | 97-93
1971-03-13Julio Hernandez2-0-0
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWUD1010
Hernandez down in the third round.
1971-02-13Antonio Quiroz
Estadio Cranshaw, Managua, NicaraguaWKO68
time: 2:06 | referee: Ferny Carpentier
Quiroz was knocked down in the 1st and 4th round.-
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