Alexis Arguello dies in Nicaragua

By Gabriel F. Cordero
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Legendary three-time former world champion Alexis Arguello, 57, died today from what has been reported as a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his residence in Managua, Nicaragua. Arguello had taken on the job of Mayor of Managua in January of 2009 representing the majority pro-government Sandinista Front of National Liberation (FSLN). Up to now authorities have not officially announced the cause of death. Arguello was one of the greatest fighters in history, compiling a record of 82-8 with 65 knockouts.

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