ORANGE, Calif. (April 14, 2018) – Ruben Villa (10-0, 4 KOs) cleared the final hurdle in his first attempt at a title by weighing in at 124.8 lbs., while Colombian Marlon Olea (13-2, 12 KOs) measured 124.9 lbs. at Friday’s weigh in from 2 Steps Ahead Fitness in Salinas, Calif.
The pair fight for the vacant WBO Youth Featherweight Title TONIGHT from the Salinas Storm House in Salinas, Calif. The “New Blood” main event is set for 8-rounds.
Villa, a southpaw from Salinas, is making his professional hometown debut.
“There’s been a lot of build up to this moment,” said Villa, who is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing. “I need to stay focused and do what I need to do to win.”
Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $75 & $125, 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 Thompson Boxing Facebook page and ThompsonBoxing.com.
The livestream starts at 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert color commentary.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 6:00 p.m. The Salinas Storm House is located at 185 Maryal Dr. Salinas, CA 93907.
“New Blood” is presented by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.
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Photo credit: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing