Former boxing champ, Managua mayor Arguello dead

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Associated Press

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.

Presidential spokeswoman Rosario Murillo confirmed Arguello’s death and an autopsy was pending. The La Prensa newspaper reported Arguello was found with a gunshot wound to the chest.

“We are upset,” said Murillo, who declined to provide details about the death. “This is a heartbreaking announcement. He was the champion of the poor, an example of forgiveness and reconciliation.”…Continue Reading

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