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Undefeated Featherweight Ruben Villa Now Ranked #9 by Ring Magazine

Featherweight contender Villa also ranked #5 by the WBO and #13 by the WBC

Photo by: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA, PA / ORANGE, CA–February 21, 2020 – Undefeated featherweight Ruben Villa is now ranked #9 by Ring Magazine.

Villa (18-0, 5 KOs) of Salinas, California is just three weeks removed from an impressive 10-round unanimous decision over Alexei Collado in a bout that headlined a ShoBox: The New Generation card in Shreveport, Louisiana. With the win, Villa successfully defended his WBO International title.

In that bout, Villa was dominant throughout and displayed a diverse arsenal of punches that were very effective in decisively out-punching the offensive-minded Collado.
The ranking from the heralded magazine adds to his world rankings of #5 by the WBO and #13 by the WBC.

“I was just surprised to get the recognition that I deserve. It’s been tough, but its finally starting to payoff. I am trying to get better with each fight, and the people were happy. That the last fight against Collado meant a lot and opened up many doors,” said Villa.

“Being recognized in the top 10 by Ring Magazine solidifies and validates Ruben of graduating from top-prospect to bona fide contender. In his next bout, we are looking for Ruben to really make a statement and face another world-ranked opponent, in order to put him in position to fight for a world title,” said Banner Promotions President, Artie Pelullo.

“The rise of Ruben Villa has been gaining momentum since the world got to see him on Showtime last year. A world title bout is in his immediate future, and it’s great to see the media, like Ring Magazine, recognizing his accomplishments.” stated Ken Thompson, CEO of Thompson Boxing Promotions.
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