Undefeated Featherweight Ruben Villa now Ranked Number-Nine by Ring Magazine
Sat, 22 Feb 2020
Featherweight contender also ranked #5 by the WBO and #13 by the WBC
PHILADELPHIA, PA / ORANGE, CA- February 20, 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.
For regular updates on our fighters, events, and promotions, please like the Banner Promotions Facebook Page, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @BannerBoxing.
|Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:|
EWRIGHT-EMONZON PREVIEW: WILL WRIGHT TOO BE ALL WRONG FOR MONZON?
, Sun, 05 Apr 2020Impact Boxing plans to give back with free boxing event
, Sun, 05 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART V: CEFERINO GARCIA, THE FIRST ASIAN WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020GAB begs for poor boxers
By Recah Trinidad, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 4: Featuring Dommy Ursua
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020IM Daniel Quizon rules 1st All Dasmarinas Online Chess Tournament
By Marlon Bernardino, , Sat, 04 Apr 2020Introducing Super Featherweight Jordan "Shortdog" White
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020ROBINSON KO’S LAMOTTA IN THE 7TH TO PROGRESS TO SUNDAY’S EWBSS FINAL
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020Top Heavyweight Contender Otto Wallin Featured in Salita Promotions’ Latest Episode of YouTube Series ‘Train Like a Boxer’
, Sat, 04 Apr 2020MONZON BEATS LAMOTTA IN DRAMA TO SET-UP 'WINKY' WRIGHT EWBSS SEMI-FINAL
, Fri, 03 Apr 2020South Central LA to Gold 1984 Olympic heavyweight champion Henry Tillman
, Fri, 03 Apr 2020COVID-19: MATCHROOM BOXING SCHEDULE UPDATE
, Fri, 03 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART IV: PANCHO VILLA'S UNTIMELY DEATH
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Thu, 02 Apr 2020April 2, 1971 - Climax of the First Mexican Boxing Civil War
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Thu, 02 Apr 2020WGM Janelle Mae Frayna rules 1st Women's Online Bullet Chess Championships
By Marlon Bernardino, , Thu, 02 Apr 2020EWBSS SENSATION: WRIGHT ALL WRONG FOR LEONARD!
, Thu, 02 Apr 2020New York State Boxing HOF & Ring 8 establish fund to assist boxers and boxing personnel
, Thu, 02 Apr 2020Boxing Manager Adrian Clark Joins Fight Network
, Thu, 02 Apr 2020Remembering PH Boxing's Unsung Heroes: Part 3 - Featuring Johnny Jamito
By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Wed, 01 Apr 2020To Fight Against Quarantine Inactivity, Salita Promotions Announces New YouTube Series ‘Train Like a Boxer’
, Wed, 01 Apr 2020STORY OF PHILIPPINE BOXING PART III: PANCHO VILLA'S VICTORY OVER JIMMY WILDE
By Maloney L. Samaco, , Wed, 01 Apr 2020MARVELOUS HAGLER GETS RID OF ‘THE GHOST’ PAVLIK IN 8 ROUNDS
, Wed, 01 Apr 2020Marcial undecided on pro career
By Joaquin Henson, , Wed, 01 Apr 2020From Ali to Fury: Bob Arum Celebrates 54 Years in Boxing
, Wed, 01 Apr 2020Jose Ramirez-Viktor Postol Super Lightweight World Title Bout Postponed
, Wed, 01 Apr 2020