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If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first
by Alexis Arguello

If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first
world title fight till I had 58 fights,
so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well.
- Alexis Arguello

Actually punching is a mistake; a heavy hitter will cut you with one shot.
- Alexis Arguello

Boxing gave me the opportunities to grow into the person that I am today.
- Alexis Arguello

I'd say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication
and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.
- Alexis Arguello

 

I have no regrets because I did everything by the book.
- Alexis Arguello

When I was in top shape I'd go to the ring and show my conditioning.
- Alexis Arguello

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they
have the power to make a difference and even educate
people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.
- Alexis Arguello

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I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20
fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me
in 6 rounds after I punched myself out.
- Alexis Arguello

See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much
and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat
the sport of boxing if I can help it.
- Alexis Arguello

I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and
I've done it with my bare hands.
- Alexis Arguello

Fighters with 13 fights are winning world titles,
and of course they don't know how to behave.
- Alexis Arguello

It's a lot about the individual and it's really up to you,
how much you dedicate to the fight and how hard you
are working and that's where the outcome will come.
- Alexis Arguello

I could do what a lot of people are doing and that's
sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King,
but there's no way I'll do that.
- Alexis Arguello

Not many people do at the age of 21 or younger even,
know how to act nor could be concerned with anything other than fighting,
women and money.
- Alexis Arguello

What helped me was I had people around me to remind
me to help my country even when it did me wrong,
have respect for my people, my family,
my nation and mankind.
- Alexis Arguello

I do think the heart can balance out the mind,
if your heart is in a good place it can give you the
strength to do the right thing and behave the right
way and overcome the mind.
- Alexis Arguello

I made a gym, it's the best gym in Nicaragua,
I have kids that this year July 6th through the 11th
will be fighting and then will go on to the Central
American Games and I'm sure at least one will win a gold medal.
- Alexis Arguello

I believe more in precision, when you have the capability,
like when you see a mosquito fly and you're able to hit it,
you're able to hit it with a couple of short sharp shots...
it's a beautiful thing.
- Alexis Arguello

Of course after the fight you want to make sure that
you're okay and so is the other guy,
it's a brotherhood in there, so you want to make sure
everyone is okay after the war is over.
- Alexis Arguello

When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money,
who's making the most who can get the most,
me, me me...
and in the end it screws up the person and the sport.
- Alexis Arguello

Later in July I'm going to be promoting and putting
on a boxing show of amateur fighters from July 21st
through the 28th where one hundred kids will be fighting
and competing with each other to see who's going to be the best.
- Alexis Arguello

When you won that title you should know now that you
are representing a whole country or nation with your
actions and you are now in a glass house or under a
microscope and you better be ready to make your people proud.
- Alexis Arguello

I'd take precision any day over power;
as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's
going on in there and also understand that for every
punch that you or your opponent throws there's always
a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
- Alexis Arguello

I had to get up run in the morning for 2 hours,
go to the gym and also get good opponents as sparring
partners because I'm a big believer in that how you
train is how you will fight at least when it came to me that's how it worked.
- Alexis Arguello

Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers,
that's why our sport is so in the air now because we
don't have people who have the capability to not only
train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.
- Alexis Arguello

When you put the interest of a kid on money instead
of heart then you're destroying the beauty of our lives and our thought process,
which should be about how much responsibilities you
carry as an athlete and a citizen.
- Alexis Arguello

It was a natural process, because when we go to the
ring we are human beings,
but once you feel the punches and the competition that's
when the beast comes out and takes hold of us.
- Alexis Arguello

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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