Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello (1st meeting)

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1982-11-12 : Alexis Arguello 138½ lbs lost to Aaron Pryor 140 lbs by TKO at 1:06 in round 14 of 15

  • WBA Light Welterweight Title
  • Time: 1:06


  • Pryor had signed to face Sugar Ray Leonard in the fall of 1982 for the Undisputed World Welterweight Championship, but Leonard suffered a detached retina and retired, paving the way for Pryor vs. Arguello.[1]
  • Arguello was attempting become the first boxer to win titles in four different weight divisions.
  • Arguello was a 12-5 favorite.
  • Pryor's purse was $1.6 million, while Arguello's was $1.5 million.
  • Arguello suffered a cut over his left eye in round six.
  • The infamous "black bottle" fight, in which Pryor's trainer, Panama Lewis, was recorded after the 13th round asking for a bottle of liquid, "the one I mixed", to be given to Pryor before the 14th round. Adding to the controversy, the Miami Boxing Commission failed to administer a post-fight urine test.
  • Ranked #8 in The 100 Greatest Title Fights of All-Time by Ring Magazine in 1996.