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 the all-time great boxer traded the ring for the much deadlier arena of Latin American politics, with consequences few could have imagined.
Broadcast nationally in 2016 on ESPN. Watch here.
“An incredible story, one told both powerfully and compassionately” — Dayton Daily News
Running Time 17:30
Producer Gaspar González
Director Gaspar González
Executive Producers John Dahl | Libby Geist | Connor Schell
Cinematographer Jorge Rubiera
Location Sound Joel C. Hernandez
Editor Jorge Rubiera
Post Sound Joel C. Hernandez
Music Mickey de Grand IV | Sam Garner