Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Boxing Champion Alexis Arguello Found Dead

Another of my boyhood idols has died. Alexis Arguello was probably the greatest "thin" boxer of all time. At 5' 10" he was a very tall lightweight champion who paced a solid punch. He became mayor of Managua last year, I believe.

I'm beginning to think I ought to rename Rants to Obits. What do you think?
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, one of the best junior lightweights to step in the ring, was found dead at his home early Wednesday.
The Associated Press: Former boxing champ, Managua mayor Arguello dead