Ernesto Marcel vs. Alexis Arguello

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1974-02-16 : Alexis Arguello 122½ lbs lost to Ernesto Marcel 125¾ lbs by UD in round 15 of 15

"Panama's Ernesto Marcel retained his WBA featherweight title Saturday by a unanimous decision over challenger Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua. In the early and late rounds Arguello moved forward with his longer reach while Marcel dealt left and right hooks that sent the Nicaraguan's long hair flying. Arguello took so many punches in the 7th round that Referee Sergio Tulio Lay went to his corner after the round and asked him if he wanted to continue." -Associated Press

  • As he promised before the fight, Marcel retired immediately after this bout.

Weights

  • Marcel - 125 3/4
  • Arguello - 122 3/4

Post fight comments

"Arguello has a strong punch and is a good boxer. Someday he will be champion." -Ernesto Marcel