WBO Youth Featherweight Champion Ruben Villa set to face Ricardo Lopez in Sacramento
Orange, California – Thompson Boxing Promotions takes its popular Southern California boxing series to the northern reaches of the state for the second time in as many years when it promotes “New Blood,” this Saturday, June 30, from Omega Products International in Sacramento.
Unbeaten featherweight standout Ruben Villa (11-0, 4 KOs) of Salinas, Calif stars in the main event.
Villa, 21, will face Mexico’s Ricardo Lopez (7-2-2, 6 KOs) in an 8-round fight that will mark his third start of the year. The slick southpaw defends his WBO Youth title that he won in April in his hometown. Villa thoroughly outpointed Marlon Olea for his first championship as a professional.
“I’m anxious to get back in the ring,” said Villa, who is managed by Danny Zamora. “I like being active. I’m defending my title for the first time. I’ll have a lot of fans in attendance so I’m ready to put on a great show.”
Villa is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.
Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $40, $60, & $100, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at ThompsonBoxing.com.
All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page and ThompsonBoxing.com.
The livestream starts at 7:45 p.m. PT / 10:45 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert, color commentary.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 7:45 p.m. Omega Products is located at 8111 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95826, and can be reached at 916-635-3335.
“New Blood” is presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions and sponsored by Everlast.
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