In 1983, Alexis Argüello was a three-time boxing world champion whose career was winding to a close. What few realized was that his next fight would be the most dramatic of his life: Argüello returned to his native Nicaragua and joined the guerrilla war against the Sandinista regime. Filled with unexpected twists, The Guerrilla Fighter chronicles how one of the all-time great boxers traded the ring for the much deadlier arena of Latin American politics, with consequences few could have imagined.

Part of ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 Shorts series. Broadcast nationally in 2016.

You can watch The Guerrilla Fighter here.

Running Time: 17:30

Director: Gaspar González
Cinematography: Jorge Rubiera
Location Sound: Joel C. Hernandez
Editor: Jorge Rubiera
Post Sound: Joel C. Hernandez
Music: Sam Garner and Mickey de Grand IV