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Alexis Argüello Record

Total Fights85
Title Wins5
Title Defenses16
Title-Fight KOs17
KO Wins62
KO Losses4
Alexis Argüello Record & Stats
Alexis Argüello's Record
Alexis Argüello's boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Alexis Argüello's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 26 years and two months, Alexis Argüello fought 85 times with 77 wins and 8 losses.

      Argüello retired from professional boxing with a record of 77-8, which included five world-title wins and 16 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — featherweight, super-featherweight, and lightweight. He had a 72.9% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 62 of his total 85 fights being knockout wins, 17 of which were in title fights. Argüello suffered four knockout losses in his career, two of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 10-round unanimous decision defeat to Scott Walker on January 21, 1995.

      Some of Argüello's best fights and notable victories include wins over four Hall-of-Famers (Ray Mancini, Bobby Chacon, Jose Torres, and Rubén Olivares), Jim Watt, José Legrá, Rolando Navarrete, and José Luis Ramírez.

      85Jan 21, 199542Scott WalkerLossUD
      84Aug 27, 199442Jorge PalomaresWinMD
      83Feb 9, 198633Billy CostelloWinTKO4
      82Oct 25, 198533Pat JeffersonWinTKO5
      81Sep 9, 198331Aaron PryorLoss *KO10
      80Apr 24, 198331Claude NoelWinTKO3
      79Feb 26, 198330Vilomar FernandezWinUD
      78Nov 12, 198230Aaron PryorLoss *TKO14
      77Jul 31, 198230Kevin RooneyWinKO2
      76May 22, 198230Andrew GaniganWin *KO5
      75Feb 13, 198229James BuscemeWin *TKO6
      74Nov 21, 198129Roberto ElizondoWin *KO7
      73Oct 3, 198129Ray ManciniWin *TKO14
      72Jun 20, 198129Jim WattWin *UD
      71Feb 7, 198128Robert VasquezWinTKO3
      70Nov 14, 198028José Luis RamírezWinSD
      69Aug 9, 198028Cornelius Boza-EdwardsWinTKO8
      68Apr 27, 198028Rolando NavarreteWin *RTD4
      67Mar 31, 198027Gerald HayesWinUD
      66Jan 20, 198027Ruben CastilloWin *TKO11
      65Nov 16, 197927Bobby ChaconWin *RTD7
      64Jul 8, 197927Rafael LimónWin *TKO11
      63Feb 4, 197926Alfredo EscaleraWin *TKO13
      62Nov 10, 197826Arturo LeonWin *UD
      61Jul 26, 197826Vilomar FernandezLossMD
      60Jun 3, 197826Diego AlcalaWin *KO1
      59Apr 29, 197826Rey TamWin *TKO5
      58Mar 25, 197825Mario MendezWinTKO3
      57Jan 28, 197825Alfredo EscaleraWin *TKO13
      56Dec 18, 197725Enrique SolisWinKO5
      55Sep 29, 197725Jerome ArtisWinTKO2
      54Aug 27, 197725Benjamin OrtizWinUD
      53Aug 3, 197725Jose FernandezWinTKO1
      52Jun 22, 197725Ezequiel SanchezWinTKO4
      51May 14, 197725Alberto HerreraWinKO1
      50Feb 19, 197724Godfrey StevensWinKO2
      49Jun 19, 197624Salvador TorresWin *KO3
      48Apr 10, 197623Modesto ConcepcionWinKO2
      47Feb 1, 197623Jose TorresWinSD
      46Dec 20, 197523Saul MontanaWinKO3
      45Oct 12, 197523Royal KobayashiWin *KO5
      44Jul 18, 197523Rosalio MuroWinTKO2
      43May 31, 197523Rigoberto RiascoWin *TKO2
      42Mar 15, 197522Leonel HernandezWin *TKO8
      41Feb 8, 197522Oscar AparicioWinUD
      40Nov 23, 197422Rubén OlivaresWin *KO13
      39Sep 21, 197422Otoniel MartinezWinKO1
      38Aug 24, 197422Oscar AparicioWinPTS
      37May 18, 197422Art HafeyWinKO5
      36Apr 27, 197422Enrique GarciaWinKO3
      35Feb 16, 197421Ernesto MarcelLoss *UD
      34Jan 12, 197421Raul Martinez MoraWinKO1
      33Nov 24, 197321José LegráWinTKO1
      32Oct 27, 197321Sigfrido RodriguezWinTKO9
      31Aug 25, 197321Nacho LomeliWinKO1
      30Jun 30, 197321Octavio GomezWinKO2
      29May 26, 197321Kid PascualitoWinTKO3
      28Mar 31, 197320Magallo LozadaWinUD
      27Feb 24, 197320Fernando FernandezWinTKO2
      26Dec 16, 197220Rafael GonzalezWinTKO3
      25Nov 19, 197220Memo OrtizWinKO2
      24Oct 21, 197220Memo BarreraWinTKO2
      23Sep 9, 197220Jorge BenitezWinKO1
      22Jan 15, 197219Jorge ReyesLossTKO6
      21Dec 18, 197119Vicente Worrel Jr.WinKO2
      20Oct 10, 197119Reynaldo MendozaWinTKO4
      19Oct 2, 197119Emilio BuitragoWinUD
      18Aug 14, 197119Catalino AlvaradoWinKO1
      17Jul 17, 197119Emilio BuitragoWinTKO5
      16Jun 26, 197119Marcial LoyolaWinTKO2
      15Jun 5, 197119Kid ChapulaWinKO1
      14May 1, 197119Mauricio BuitragoWinKO7
      13Apr 17, 197118Julio HernandezWinUD
      12Mar 13, 197118Julio HernandezWinUD
      11Feb 13, 197118Antonio QuirozWinKO6
      10Dec 19, 197018Armando FigueroaWinTKO1
      9Dec 5, 197018Julio MoralesWinKO3
      8Nov 14, 197018Jose UrbinaWinKO1
      7Sep 24, 197018Mario BojorqueWinKO1
      6Sep 24, 197018Marcelino BecklesWinTKO8
      5Apr 26, 196917Oscar EspinosaLossSD
      4Mar 1, 196916Omar AmayaLossKO4
      3Feb 15, 196916Burrito MartinezWinTKO3
      2Dec 14, 196816Oscar EspinosaWinSD
      1Oct 26, 196816Israel MedinaWinKO1

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Alexis Argüello (El Flaco Explosivo) was a Nicaraguan professional boxer. He was born in Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, Nicaragua on April 19, 1952. He was a three-weight-class world champion. He died on July 1, 2009 at the age of 57 years. Argüello was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 1992. His professional boxing career spanned more than 26 years — from 1968 to 1995.

      Argüello made his professional boxing debut against Israel Medina at the age of 16 on October 26, 1968, defeating Medina via 1st round KO. He went on to win 2 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 1 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 21 on February 16, 1974 after 34 professional fights, against Ernesto Marcel for the WBA title. He lost to Marcel via 15 round unanimous decision.

      Argüello won five world titles at three weight classes. For all the details about Argüello's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Argüello had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against American boxer Scott Walker at 42 years of age, on January 21, 1995. Argüello lost the fight via 10 round unanimous decision.


      Argüello had a total of 22 world-title fights, which includes winning five world titles and 16 successful title defenses. He won 19 of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Alexis Argüello fought for world titles in seven fights and won four of these fights, three of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won five belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jun 20, 1981Jim WattLightweightWBC, The RingUD
      Jan 28, 1978Alfredo EscaleraSuper-featherweightWBC*TKO
      May 31, 1975Rigoberto RiascoFeatherweightThe Ring*TKO
      Nov 23, 1974Rubén OlivaresFeatherweightWBAKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Alexis Argüello had 16 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — featherweight (x4), super-featherweight (x8), and lightweight (x4). He won all of these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      May 22, 1982Andrew GaniganLightweightWBC, The RingKO
      Feb 13, 1982James BuscemeLightweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Nov 21, 1981Roberto ElizondoLightweightWBC, The RingKO
      Oct 3, 1981Ray ManciniLightweightWBC, The RingTKO
      Apr 27, 1980Rolando NavarreteSuper-featherweightWBCRTD
      Jan 20, 1980Ruben CastilloSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Nov 16, 1979Bobby ChaconSuper-featherweightWBCRTD
      Jul 8, 1979Rafael LimónSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Feb 4, 1979Alfredo EscaleraSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Nov 10, 1978Arturo LeonSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Jun 3, 1978Diego AlcalaSuper-featherweightWBCKO
      Apr 29, 1978Rey TamSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Jun 19, 1976Salvador TorresFeatherweightWBA, The RingKO
      Oct 12, 1975Royal KobayashiFeatherweightWBA, The RingKO
      May 31, 1975Rigoberto RiascoFeatherweightWBATKO
      Mar 15, 1975Leonel HernandezFeatherweightWBATKO


      Argüello fought a total of 85 times during his professional career, which includes 22 world-title fights at four weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and put on some incredible performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • November 24, 1973: Alexis Argüello puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating José Legrá via 1st round TKO.

      • February 16, 1974: In his first world-title fight, Alexis Argüello loses to Ernesto Marcel via 15 round unanimous decision. He was fighting for the WBA featherweight title.

      • November 23, 1974: Argüello wins the WBA featherweight title from Rubén Olivares, by beating Olivares via 13th round KO.

      • November 16, 1979: Argüello successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Bobby Chacon, winning the fight via 7th round RTD.

      • January 20, 1980: Argüello successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Ruben Castillo, winning the fight via 11th round TKO.

      • November 14, 1980: Alexis Argüello beats José Luis Ramírez via 10th round split decision.

      • June 20, 1981: Argüello wins the WBC and The Ring lightweight titles from Jim Watt, by beating Watt via 15 round unanimous decision.

      • October 3, 1981: Argüello successfully defends the WBC and The Ring lightweight titles against Ray Mancini, winning the fight via 14th round TKO.


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