Monday 24th July 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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“El Flaco Explosivo” Rest in peace…

Money, Fame and Power can be a basis of being successful but it’s also a basis of a perfect downfall. Alexis Arguello died at the aged of 57 in July 1, 2009 and believed to have shot his heart after a series of attempted suicide years before his death.
“El Flaco Explosivo” or The Explosive Thin Man became the 6th boxer in history to win three world titles in three different weight divisions. His most notable fight would have to be against future hall of famer Aaron Pryor who was the light welterweight king at that time it would have been Alexis fourth weight division title when the 5 foot 6 Pryor battered the 5 foot 10 Arguello onward to a 14 round stoppage. The fight was covered with controversies over Pryor when he drank a questionable bottled water before the 14th round it was a call for rematch but the result was identical when Pryor KOed Arguello in the tenth round in Las Vegas. Alexis retired in 1995 sporting an 82-8 win-loss record with 65 wins by KO. He will always be remembered as a hero and a country man his dedication and love for his country is unfathomable. He was the 2008 flag bearer of Nicaragua in the Beijing Olympics and a well loved champion of the poor. We all have to battle our own demons and maybe he had enough fighting in his lifetime. The people of Nicaragua mourn and the people who loves and idolized him is bleeding profusely. It was a waste to see him die in his own hands it just isn’t the way a hero dies… Alexis end his life because he was tired of fighting… fighting for happiness he mistakenly feels.
Rest in peace champ!

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]