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Ruben Villa Returns to Action Aug. 24 from Omega Products in Corona, CA

Philadelphia, Penn. Orange, Ca. (Aug. 14, 2018) – *Ruben Villa* (12-0, 5
KOs), one of the rising talents in the featherweight division, takes to the
ring for the fourth time this year on *Friday, Aug. 24* from *Omega
Products International in Corona, Calif.*

The southpaw from Salinas, Calif. battles well tested veteran *Jose Santos
Gonzalez* (23-6, 13 KOs) of Mexico in the *”Locked n’ Loaded”* 8-round main
event.

Villa, 21, has fought veterans before, specifically Ernesto Guerrero and
German Meraz. The seasoned Gonzalez poses a threat in the sense that he’s
been in the ring against current bantamweight title holder Zolani Tete, and
unbeaten contender Duke Micah.

“These are the types of fights that help you grow into a better fighter,” *said
Villa, who is managed by Danny Zamora*. “We have a smart game plan in
place. I’m naturally bigger than him so we’ll use that to our advantage.”

Villa, a two-time national Golden Gloves champion, is coming off an
impressive sixth round knockout of Ricardo Lopez in June. The talented
featherweight showed off his finishing ability by outboxing Lopez until the
knockout moment presented itself.

“I was landing solid punches in every round,” *remarked Villa after the
fight.* “I knew I would be able to take him out. I wore him down and in the
sixth, I just let me hands go and I caught him with a lot of heavy punches.”

Villa is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: Locked n’ Loaded via
Thompson Boxing Facebook page and ThompsonBoxing.com.

The livestream starts at 8:00 p.m. PT / 11:00 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as
the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert, color
commentary.