Roman Gonzalez will have the support of his fellow Nicaraguan people for the first time since his championship title run, claiming five world titles and dominating the “Fly” divisions in the process, all while traveling on the road.

Gonzalez, alongside manager Carlos Blandon international promoter Felix "Tuto" Zabala Jr of All Star Boxing, Inc., announced he will return to Nicaragua in the biggest boxing event since the legendary Alexis Arguello last fought on the soil in December 18, 1977. The very same Arena where Roman will be fighting is named after the great champion and has a capacity of more than 15,000 fans.

“I am super happy and excited to be fighting in front of all my family, the Nicaraguan people,” said Gonzalez.

“It will be a dream come true if I can crown myself a six-time champion in five different divisions here in Nicaragua. For me and my team the greatest of all time will always be Alexis Arguello.”

The Nicaraguan people will experience a historic night of boxing,” said Zabala Jr, President of All Star Boxing Inc.

“I am happy to deliver this along with my partner and mentor Mr. Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions. We have been diligently working in the country for over 20 years developing boxing in the region and producing world title fights. Roman was always a dream to have and now we are making it reality, This will be a special one.”

The fighter’s manager, Blandon, agreed.

After this inactivity of close to 19 months, It will make for a very interesting fight,” he said.

“We expect a positive victory and look forward to a title shot thereafter and why not at home with the support of his fans.”

Five different opponents are on the table for Roman’s selection, from countries including Mexico, United States, Panama and the Philippines. The wait is over. Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez has announced live from a press conference in Managua, Nicaragua his anticipated return to the ring on Friday, July 12. 

Roman Arguello Arena and live on ESPN Knockout on July 12.