L E’s Stories – “Viva El Flaco Explosivo” – Tribute To Boxer Alexis Arguello

I find that writing this story about El Flaco Explosivo brings me great joy….cuz this lil chiweenie Sportsphile just loves boxing….aaaaahhhh the art of pugilism….as boxing is truly an art of footwork, body position, jabs, combinations and protection….with each area having its own art form…..and Alexis Argüello was truly an artist while on the canvas called the…

Boxing – 1982 – Larry Merchant PostFight Interview Of Aaron Pryor After TKO Of Alexis Arguello To Retain Light Welterwt Title

Alexis Arguello successfully defended his lightweight title four times….when after defeating James ‘Bubba’ Busceme by a sixth round TKO…..that is when he decided to move up in weight class again….and on November 12, 1982, he tried to become the first world champion in 4 different categories….while meeting a heavier and future Hall-of-Fame boxer Aaron Pryor….in what…

Boxing – 1982 – Barry Tompkins + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant Final Wrapup Arguello Vs Pryor

On November 12, 1982, Pryor defended his title with a 14th-round TKO of Alexis Arguello before a crowd of 23,800 at Miami’s Orange Bowl and a live HBO audience….from which the video seen herewith was recorded some 27 years ago.  The fight dubbed The Battle of The Champions by promoter Bob Arum….which was eventually named the Fight of the Decade by The Ring. Pryor made $1.6 million while Arguello…

Boxing – 1982 – World Light Welterwt Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Aaron Pryor – 1st Fight Rnds 13

On November 12, 1982, Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Argüello met in what was ultimately named “The Fight of the 1980’s”….as former three weight world champion Alexis Argüello moved up to challenge for undefeated Aaron Pryor’s Light Welterweight championship. In what would prove to be a brilliant ebb and flow fight, the slicker, smaller puncher, Arguello, was ahead after 12 rounds.…

Boxing – 1982 – Larry Merchant Interviews Aaron Pryor After Retaining Title Against Alexis Arguello

Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor simply destroyed one of the greatest featherweight boxers of all time…..when he KO’d Alexis Arguello in the 10th round of their 2nd fight at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas….as it is our opinion here at ImaSportsphile that Aaron Pryor was the greatest Light Welterwt Champion of all time….who has been forgotten by fight…

Boxing – 1982 – Jr Welterwt Title Fight – Alexis Arguello Vs Aaron Pryor – Fight 1 – Rnds 13 + 14

The Battle of the Champions was the term used by promoter Bob Arum regarding the junior welterweight boxing title fight between Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Argüello on November 12, 1982….. as Arguello had previously won three boxing titles including the Featherweight title….the Junior Lightweight title….and the Lightweight title…..and he hoped to become the first boxer ever to win world titles in four divisions by…

Boxing – 1980 – Lt Welterweight Bout – Aaron Pryor Vs Julio Valdez – Round 4 – With Dick Stockton

DOG ASIDE: This 10 round light welterweight bout between Aaron The Hawk Pryor verses Julion Valdez took place at Casino Miami…which was formerly known as Miami Jai-Alai Fronton….is a 6,500 seat indoor arena and casino in Miami, Florida on March 16, 1980.   Aaron Pryor was a rising star in boxing….who in his last fight of 1979 was pitted for the first time ever against a…

Boxing – 1982 – Special – Highlights Of Year – Barry Tompkins + Larry Merchant + Sugar Ray Leonard

DOG COMMENTARY:    It is our opinion at ImaSportsphile that The Golden Age of Boxing ….which covered a period starting in with heavyweight Cassius Clay taking down the mighty Bear, Sonny Liston in February of 1964….and running through Evander Holyfield losing his heavyweight title to Lennox Lewis in March of 1999.    he Golden Age of Boxing….unveiled…