Alexis Arguello ‘El Flaco Explosivo’ (The Explosive Thin Man)

Alexis Arguello at 5’10” was exceptionally tall for a fighter who weighed under 140 pounds, and he was one of the most explosive and hardest hitters in boxing, hence the nickname ‘El Flaco Explosivo’ (English translated to The Explosive Thin Man).

Arguello fought with near flawless boxing fundamentals with his chin down and hands held high. Arguello would take apart his opponent’s with precise combinations and accurate counters, and then finish them off with a jolting arm punch or fury of powerful punches.

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