On This Day: Alexis Arguello Defended World Title Against Alfredo Escalera

On This Day: Alexis Arguello Defended World Title Against Alfredo Escalera | Boxen247.com

January 28, 1978

“The Explosive Thin Man”, Alexis Arguello, from Nicaragua, conserved the WBC super featherweight world title after defeating Alfredo Escalera, from Puerto Rico, by TKO in round 13.

The match was a veritable battleground. It took place in Puerto Rico. The Referee was Arthur Mercante, halted the fight due to cuts. The Judges were Dick Young and Jose Juan Guerra.

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