Date: 4th February 1979
Venue: Sports Palace, Rimini, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title
( 57 - 5 - 0 )
Weight: 129 lbs
( 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.