Ruben Villa & Marlon Olea Fight for Vacant WBO Youth Title Saturday Night

ORANGE, Calif.¬†(April 13, 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¬†this Saturday night 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 Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions. “I need to stay focused and do what I need to do to win.”

Ruben Villa, 124.8 lbs. vs. Marlon Olea, 124.9 lbs. (8-rounds)
Bruno Escalante, 115.6 lbs. vs. Diuhl Olguin, 117.9 lbs. (8-rounds)
Max Becerra, 138.4 lbs. vs. Erick Martinez, 138.8 lbs. (6-rounds)
Alberto Torres, 126.9 lbs. vs. Naciff Martinez, 126 lbs. (6-rounds)
Pedro Moreno, 136 lbs. vs. Sergio Ramirez, 134.8 lbs. (6-rounds)
Brandon Trejo, 131.5 lbs. vs. Bogar Padilla, 131 lbs. (4-rounds)
Tickets for¬†“New Blood”¬†are priced at¬†$40,¬†$75 & $125, and are available for purchase on the day of the event (Saturday) from the Salinas Storm House will call booth starting at 4:00 p.m. local time.
All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via our Facebook page and
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¬†Thompson Boxing Promotions in association with Banner Promotions.
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Ruben Villa, a Salinas, CA native, weighed in at¬†124.8 lbs.¬†on FridayRuben Villa, Artie Pelullo (Banner Promotions), Ken Thompson (Thompson Boxing), Marlon OleaMarlon Olea weighed in at 124.9 lbs. at Friday’s weigh inBruno Escalante,¬†115.6 lbs.¬†vs. Diuhl Olguin,¬†117.9 lbs.¬†(8-rounds)Max Becerra,¬†138.4 lbs.¬†vs. Erick Martinez,¬†138.8 lbs.¬†(6-rounds)Alberto Torres,¬†126.9 lbs.¬†vs. Naciff Martinez,¬†126 lbs.¬†(6-rounds)Pedro Moreno,¬†136 lbs.¬†vs. Sergio Ramirez,¬†134.8 lbs.¬†(6-rounds)Brandon Trejo,¬†131.5 lbs.¬†vs. Bogar Padilla,¬†131 lbs.¬†(4-rounds)PHOTO CREDIT: CARLOS BAEZA / THOMPSON BOXING PROMOTIONS

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