Beloved Warrior: The Rise and Fall of Alexis Arguello (BOK)

Christian Giudice

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Boxing lost a true warrior and gentleman of the ring when the mayor of Managua, Nicaragua, Alexis Arguello, died in 2009. To millions in Nicaragua and around the world, Arguello was an iconic figure, a willing role model, and a shining light in a nation that places its sports figures on pedestals. Beloved Warrior explores the extraordinary rise, fall, and rebirth of this great fighter. With a career that began in 1968 in Managua, Arguello overcame early losses, including a knockout in his debut. He went on to win three world titles, only relinquishing them by moving up in weight class. While boxing until 1995 and reaping luxury and fame, Arguello never forgot his people. Using his skills and power, el Flaco Explosivo (Explosive Thin Man) earned his lofty status as one of the most celebrated Latin American boxers to ever fight. While his devotion to the sport cannot be challenged, questions about the man still remain. What happened to Alexis Arguello after he fought Aaron Pryor, whom many considered the greatest 140-pounder in history? How did Arguello rise from the streets of Managua to become one of the greatest fighters in the world? How was he affected by his time spent fighting against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua? And finally, what is the story behind his mysterious death less than eight months after he won Managua's mayoral election? Despite his notorious losses to Pryor at the end of his career, Arguello's career as an unforgettable fighter live on in his fans' memories. As Christian Giudice illustrates, Arguello's status as a hero both in and out of the ring will forever remain intact.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Christian Giudice
ISBN 9781597977098
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 2,6cm
Vekt 549 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Biography: sport, Boxing