Alexis Arguello vs. Alfredo Escalera (2nd meeting)

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1979-02-04 : Alexis Arguello 129 lbs beat Alfredo Escalera 129¾ lbs by KO at 1:24 in round 13 of 15

  • Location: Sports Palace, Rimini, Emilia Romagna, Italy
  • Referee: Angelo Poletti
  • Arguello scored knockdowns in rounds four, five and thirteen, all from left hooks to the head, as well as a standing eight count in five. Arguello also scored cuts to the left brow and under the right eye, while suffering a cut above his right eye. Referee Poletti stopped the bout after about a seven count, when Escalera fell into a corner while trying to get up in round thirteen.