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Robert Guerrero vs. Roberto David Arrieta on April 30

LAS VEGAS, April 28 - After a long absence boxing returns to Tropicana Las Vegas on Friday, April 30 featuring three-time World Champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero vs. Roberto David Arrieta.

Friday's fight is not a first for the Tropicana. The resort has hosted its share of fights dating back to 1975. Several boxing greats have entered the ring at Tropicana. The property has featured bouts with five-time World Champion in four weight classes and one of the greatest lightweights of all-time Roberto "Mano de Piedra" Duran in 1980, two-time World Champion Aaron Pryor in 1980, world-class trainer Freddie Roach in 1985, Floyd Mayweather Jr's. last opponent and six-time World Champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez in 1998, and one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all-time and six-time World Champion Marco Antonio "Barreta" Barrera in 1998..

Adding to the list of famous names will be Robert Guerrero. This 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.

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 11:30pm ET/PT.

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, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

For more information, please visit www.univision.net, www.goldenboypromotions.com, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GoldenBoyBoxing.

Article posted on 29.04.2010



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