For years, it was one of the most beloved series for true fight fans and Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce that the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" boxing series will make its much-anticipated return on Friday, April 30 from Tropicana Las Vegas.
In the premiere show, which will be televised live on TeleFutura, former three-time and two-division World Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero makes his return to the ring to face Roberto Arrieta in a ten round lightweight bout.
"After many months of hard work, we're proud to say that the "Sólo Boxeo Tecate" boxing series is back on TeleFutura," said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.
"We can't wait to deliver the high-quality action that the series is known for and it all begins on April 30 at Tropicana Las Vegas, a venue with which we look forward to forging a new relationship."
"We're changing everything at Tropicana Las Vegas and, in doing so, we are venturing into new entertainment offerings for our hotel guests, Las Vegas visitors and residents," said Tom McCartney, President of Tropicana Las Vegas.
"We are proud to partner with Golden Boy Promotions for this fight. They provide an unmatched line-up of top ranked boxers from around the world. This broad demographic appeal fits perfectly with the new Tropicana experience, where fun, excitement and energy are at play."
It will be Guerrero's first bout since his world championship win over Malcolm Klassen in August of 2009. In early 2010, Guerrero vacated his IBF Junior Lightweight World title in order to care for his wife Casey, who is battling Leukemia. With Casey taking positive steps on the road to recovery, Guerrero will now begin his road back to the top of the boxing mountain.
A three-time World Champion in two weight divisions, Gilroy, California's Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KO's) is also one of boxing's brightest young stars. An exciting warrior with fight-ending power in his fists, the 27-year-old southpaw is unbeaten since 2006 and eager to pick up where he left off in 2009 by taking out Arrieta and earning another world title shot.
One of Argentina's toughest fighters, Santa Rosa's Roberto David Arrieta (34-15-4, 15 KO's) is a machine in the ring who will test the spirit of anyone brave enough to face him. A former South American and WBC Mundo Hispano champion, the 34 year-old has won four of his last five bouts and is looking to upset Guerrero's plans to win another world title.
A hard-hitting slate of undercard bouts will be announced at a later date.
Guerrero vs. Arrieta is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. Doors open at 7:00pm, the first bell rings at 7:30pm and the TeleFutura broadcast begins at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET.
Tickets, priced at $100, $50, and $35, are on sale now at the Tropicana Box Office, and by calling 702.739.3507. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.troplv.com.