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Boxer Alexis Arguello dead-possible suicide at 57.

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Postby greeney2 » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:16 am

More evidence points to Arguello death a suicide
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Slideshow:Former boxing champ Alexis Arguello dies at 57 Thu Jul 2, 4:48 pm ET
MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Investigators have released new evidence that points to suicide in the death of former boxing champion and Managua mayor Alexis Arguello.

The rising star of the governing Sandinista party, a movement he once bitterly opposed, died at his home of a single gunshot to the chest early Wednesday.

Assistant judicial police chief Glenda Zavala says traces of gunpowder were found on the 57-year-old Arguello's hands, suggesting he shot himself. There were no other signs of violence in the room where he was found.

Nicaraguans formed long lines Thursday at an open-casket ceremony at the Palacio de la Cultura in the capital. The Hall of Fame boxer was best known for his classic brawl with Aaron Pryor in 1982, which Ring Magazine called the "Fight of the Decade."
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