Art Aragon
American boxer
Art Aragon
Arthur Benjamin Aragon was an Mexican-American boxer in the lightweight from New Mexico.
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Mystery Street: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr-Sebastian Zbik Preview - The Cruelest Sport
Google News - over 5 years
... Jr. tries to win his first alphabet title tomorrow night against Sebastian Zbik, the home of the LA Lakers—and not the home of Bobby Chacon, Mando Ramos, Manuel Ortiz, Enrique Bolanos, Art Aragon, and the original JC Superstar—will have to
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Olivia can hit you where it hurts - The Sun
Google News - almost 6 years
And Art Aragon, a world-class Californian lightweight, described her as a darling woman but added: "I'm happy I never had to fight her. I'd rather fight Carmen Basillio or the Viet Cong." Olivia proudly told me of a recent row she had with a manager,
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Art Aragon, 80, a Boxer Known as Golden Boy
NYTimes - almost 9 years
Art Aragon, the lightweight and welterweight boxing contender of the 1950s known as Golden Boy for his flamboyant ring presence and love for the Hollywood life, died Tuesday in Northridge, Calif. He was 80. The cause was the effects of a stroke, said his son Brad. On fight nights in Los Angeles at the Olympic Auditorium, Wrigley Field and Legion
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NYTimes - over 32 years
Art Aragon, running stride for symphonic stride with Sydney Maree, lunged desperately at the finish line trying for third place in the 1,500-meter final Sunday evening, then tumbled to the track in Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. Aragon lay there in a heap, with a terribly pained look on his face, as though he had been walloped by a bag of sand.
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NYTimes - over 32 years
Forget that Dwight Stones broke an American record by high jumping 7 feet 8 inches. Forget that Steve Scott and Sydney Maree made the United States Olympic team, even though Jim Spivey beat both in the men's 1,500-meter final. The impossible happened tonight as the nine-day United States Olympic track-and-field trials ended at the Los Angeles
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Art Aragon
  • 2008
    Age 16
    Died in 2008.
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  • 1957
    Age -35
    Before his career ended, Aragon was dogged by accusations of conspiring to fix fights in his favor, including a conviction in California in February 1957.
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  • 1944
    Age -48
    Aragon won his first eleven fights before dropping a decision to Bert White in October 1944.
    More Details Hide Details Aragon faced ever-tougher competition as his career progressed, eventually facing many of the great names from his era, including Tommy Campbell, Jesse Flores, Redtop Davis, Jimmy Carter and Carmen Basilio. Aragon also held victories over such men as Enrique Bolanos, Johnny Gonsalves, Lauro Salas, Don Jordan, Danny Giovanelli and Chico Vejar. Aragon retired in 1960 with a career record of 90 wins (61 by knockout), 20 losses, and 6 draws.
    Aragon's first profession fight, a points win in May 1944, was against Frenchy Rene at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.
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  • 1927
    Age -65
    Born in 1927.
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