Junior bantamweight McJoe Arroyo and flyweight twin brother McWilliams Arroyo, both Puerto Rican Olympians and rising contenders at age 28, are scheduled for world title elimination fights within a few days of each other, their promoter, Peter Rivera of PR Best Boxing Promotions, announced.
McJoe Arroyo (14-0, 7 KOs), a 2008 Olympian, will face former flyweight titleholder Hernan "Tyson" Marquez (37-4, 26 KOs) of Mexico in a junior bantamweight eliminator June 14 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico. The winner will become a mandatory challenger for a 115-pound world title that is presently vacant.
"McJoe has this big opportunity to be placed closer to a world title fight. McJoe looked good against David Quijano in April, and he is in great shape to continue on the winning path and become a world champion," Rivera said.
The card also is scheduled to feature featherweight Jorge Arce (63-7-2, 48 KOs), the Mexican star and former four-division titleholder in the third fight of his return following an 11-month retirement, in a scheduled 10-rounder against former world title challenger Jorge Lacierva (41-9-6, 27 KOs) of Mexico.
McWilliams Arroyo will square off with the Philippines' Froilan Saludar in a flyweight title elimination bout June 19 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
McWilliams Arroyo (14-1, 12 KOs), who was a 2008 Olympian and 2009 world amateur champion, had previously been scheduled for the eliminator against Rocky Fuentes of the Philippines in December, but the bout was canceled.
The Arroyo-Saludar winner will become the mandatory challenger for 112-pound world titleholder Amnat Ruenroeng of Thailand. Saludar (19-0-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting outside of the Philippines for the first time.
Also on the card will be Puerto Rican southpaw Cesar Seda (25-2, 17 KOs) against an opponent to be determined. It will be his first fight since losing a decision challenging junior featherweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz in December.