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A gentleman and a champion will be missed

Updated: July 2, 2009, 11:34 AM ET
By Dan Rafael

It was a little past 9 a.m. on Wednesday when I went downstairs to my office and began my day, like I always do, by checking my e-mail. I had one from an editor in Bristol that contained an Associated Press urgent news bulletin that simply read:

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Managua Mayor Alexis Arguello, former boxing champion, found dead at his home.

An awful way to start the day, especially when it's the death of one of your favorite fighters. According to reports out ...

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