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Best Boxers of All Time From Nicaragua
Alexis Arguello vs Ray Mancini
Alexis Arguello (Managua, Nicaragua)
"Explosive Thin Man" is the former featherweight, junior lightweight and lightweight world champion. A legend even before retirement, Alexis Arguello compiled a career record that stands at: 77-8 with 62 knockouts to his credit. An offensive beast inside the ring, Arguello lacked foot speed but he was relentless with his attack up and downstairs. His one punch power is legendary and he was great at landing his bombs from long range.
Mr. Arguello's top victories came from beating the likes of Ray Mancini, Ruben Castillo, Alfredo Escalera and Ruben Olivares just to name a few.
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Ricardo Lopez vs Rosendo Alvarez
Rosendo Alvarez (Ciudad, Nicaragua)
"El Buffalo" is the former minimumweight and junior flyweight world champion. Rosendo Alvarez retired from the squared circle with a record reading: 37-4-2 with 24 wins coming inside the distance. Alvarez was definitely and overachiever, a boxer with power but average speed and a leaky defense, he excelled anyway. Heart, stamina and finishing power were his calling cards.
Mr. Alvarez's biggest victories came from defeating Beibis Mendoza, Songkram Porpaoin, Chana Porpaoin and Pichit Chor Siriwat.
Rosendo Alvarez's Top Victories
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Brian Viloria vs Roman Gonzalez
Roman Gonzalez (Barrio La Esperanza, Managua, Nicaragua)
"Chocolatito" is still an active boxer as of 2017 and he has already conquered four weight divisions. Gonzalez has been a champion in the minimunweight, junior flyweight, flyweight and super flyweight divisions. His current record stands at: 46-0 with 38 knockouts on his resume. Roman Gonzalez has a near perfect boxer- puncher style with his offense being textbook and he also has power in both hands. The saying " the best defense is a good offense" applies to Gonzalez.
Mr. Gonzalez has had some solid wins especially by topping Brian Viloria, Juan Francisco Estrada, Manuel Vargas and Carlos Cuadras.
Top 10 Roman Gonzalez Knockouts (Video)
Ricardo Mayorga vs Miguel Cotto
Ricardo Mayorga (Managua, Nicaragua)
"El Matador" is the former welterweight and junior middleweight world champion and he is currently, as of 2017, still boxing. Ricardo Mayorga has a record reading: 31-9-1 with 25 wins coming inside the distance. Mayorga was a limited boxer and his defense was porous. The good news is that he possessed a chin, power and an aggressive style that made sure he landed punches.
The top wins of Mr. Mayorga's career have come from defeating Vernon Forest, Fernando Vargas, Michele Piccirillo and Andrew Lewis.
Jose Alfaro (Former Lightweight Champion)
Jose Alfaro (Managua, Nicaragua)
Jose Alfaro is the former WBA lightweight champion of the world and his record, as of 2017, stands at: 28-11-1 with 24 stoppages to his credit. A big power puncher who could fight really well on the inside especially with his hooks. Alfaro could be out-boxed but he had confidence, stamina and he always came forward letting artillery fire.
Mr. Alfaro's best victories came from besting Prawet Singwancha, DeMarcus Corley, Joel Juarez and Moises Castro.
Luis Perez (Managua, Nicaragua)
"El Demoledor" is the former junior bantamweight and bantamweight world champion and this southpaw has a resume that reads: 27-5-1 with 17 stoppages to his credit. Luis Perez was not special at any one thing but he was very good at every facet of the sport. Also, Perez took on all comers without hesitation.
Mr. Perez has beat some solid opponents including Genaro Garcia, Felix Machado, Luis Bolano and Dmitry Kirillov.
Ricardo Mayorga: Crazy (Video)
Randy Caballero (Former Bantamweight Champion)
Randy Caballero (Indio, Ca)
"El Matador" is still an active prizefighter and his current record stands at: 23-0 with 14 K.O. wins to his credit. Randy Caballero is the former IBF bantamweight champion of the world. Caballero lacks experience against the best but from what he has shown, he is on his way to the top. Fast hands and feet and the ability to box from the outside or grind it out on the inside is a plus.
Mr. Caball;ero's best accomplishments, thus far, in his career came from defeating Stewart Hall, Kohei Oba, Luis Maldonado and Ruben Garcia Hernandez.
Evans Quinn (Bluefields, Nicaragua)
"The Sandman" is a former contender in the heavyweight ranks and he retired from the prize ring with a record reading: 20-6-1 with 18 wins coming before the final bell. Slow on his feet with no head movement or defensive skills he relied on devastating power in both hands and lots of heart to earn his victories.
Mr. Quinnj's biggest accomplishments came from defeating the likes of Walter Palacios, Henry Saenz, Marvin Aguilar and Victor Barragan.
Birthplace of Evans Quinn (Bluefields, Nicaragua)
Adonis Rivas (Former Flyweight & Super Flyweight Champion)
Adonis Rivas (Leon, Nicaragua)
"Caballo" is the former flyweight and super flyweight champion of the world. Adonis Rivas left the sport with a mark standing at: 22-15-4 with 10 stoppages on his docket. He was an accurate puncher with a stiff jab and solid counter punching skills. A slow starter and that seems to have cost him in several close losses he had.
Mr. Rivas had several big wins including wins over Jair Jimenez, Diego Morales, Joel Luna Zarate and Pedro Morquecho.
Alexis Arguello Highlights (Video)
Carlos Buitrago (Minimumweight Contender)
Carlos Buitrago (Managua, Nicaragua)
"Chocorroncito" is a former minimumweight title challenger and current, as of 2017, junior flyweight contender. Carlos Buitrago has a record, for now, reading: 30-2-1 with 17 knockout victories. He had good footwork, fast and accurate punching ability and an above average defense.
Mr. Buitrago's top wins came against Julian Yedras, Mario Rodriguez, Yader Escobar and Gabriel Mendoza.
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