The Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds will host its first professional boxing card May 24.

There will be seven fights on the Saturday card in Robstown, with many of Corpus Christi's top fighters, including Victor Lares, Ron Guerrero and James Elizalde.

Tickets start at $15 and go on sale Friday at the fairgrounds and online at www.rmbfairgrounds.com.

The card is sponsored by Richard Steele Promotions, which is led by Hall of Fame boxing referee Richard Steele.

Steele has refereed more professional championship bouts than any referee in history, 172, including five Mike Tyson heavyweight title fights.

Richard Steele Promotions will return to the fairgrounds for three more nights of professional boxing on Aug 2, Oct. 18 and Jan. 31, 2009.