Arroyo twins slated for eliminators

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.