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Alexis Arguello vs Alfredo Escalera 2

Alexis Arguello vs Alfredo Escalera 2

Date: 4th February 1979

Venue: Sports Palace, Rimini, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Alexis Arguello
( 57 - 5 - 0 )
Weight: 129 lbs

Alfredo Escalera
( 42 - 9 - 2 )
Weight: 129 3/4 lbs

Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello made the fourth defence of his WBC world Super-featherweight Title at the Sports Palace, Rimini, Italy against the man he had won it from thirteen months earlier Alfredo Escalera of Puerto Rico.

Arguello scored knockdowns in rounds four, five and thirteen, all from left hooks to the head, as well as a standing eight count in round five. Referee Angelo Poletti ended the fight as Escalera collapsed into a corner after rising from the final knockdown. The time was 1:24 of the 13th round.

Arguello was a former WBA world featherweight champion with four successful defences of the title.