News: Ruben Villa Defends Title Saturday; Daniyar Yeleussinov Fights in Cardiff

Ruben Villa Defends WBO Youth Title Saturday from Sacramento, CA

Unbeaten featherweight standout Ruben Villa (11-0, 4 KOs) of Salinas, Calif stars in the main event this Saturday when he takes on Mexico’s Ricardo Lopez (7-2-2, 6 KOs) in an 8-round fight that will mark his third start of the year.

The bout will take place this Saturday, June 30, from Omega Products International in Sacramento.

The slick southpaw defends his WBO Youth title that he won in April in his hometown. Villa thoroughly outpointed Marlon Olea for his first championship as a professional.

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“I’m anxious to get back in the ring,” said Villa, who is managed by Danny Zamora. “I like being active. I’m defending my title for the first time. I’ll have a lot of fans in attendance so I’m ready to put on a great show.”

Villa is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

Tickets for “New Blood” are priced at $40, $60, & $100, and are available for purchase by calling 714-935-0900, or online at

All fights will be live streamed on TB Presents: New Blood via Thompson Boxing Facebook and

The livestream starts at 7:45 p.m. PT / 10:45 p.m. ET with Beto Duran as the blow-by-blow announcer and Steve Kim providing expert, color commentary.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. local time with the first bout at approximately 7:45 p.m. Omega Products is located at 8111 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento, CA 95826, and can be reached at 916-635-3335.

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2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov Fights in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, August 4

2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Daniyar Yeleussinov, (2-0-0, 1 KO), of Kazakhstan will return to the ring in a six-round welterweight battle against an opponent to be announced on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Ice Arena Cardiff, as part of Matchroom Boxing’s acclaimed JDNXTGEN series telecast on Sky Sports.

The event is headlined by a vacant Commonwealth Lightweight Title clash between Joe Cordina and Sean Dodd.

The exciting Yeleussinov looked sensational in his London debut on June 6 with a six-round unanimous decision over battle-tested Hungarian veteran Zoltan Szabo at the famed and sold-out York Hall.

‘I’m thrilled to be fighting in Cardiff on August 4 in front of their passionate boxing fans,” said Yeleussinov. “Working with John-David Jackson in Florida has been great for my growth and I look forward to progressing as a professional in each fight.”

“We’re excited to return with Daniyar on August 4,” said Ziya Aliyev of Boxing Stars Management Group, LLC. “Every day he is learning more and more in the gym and I’m confident we are seeing the progression of a future world champion.”

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Boxing Stars Management Group LLC is headed by Ziya Aliyev and Elvis Crespo.

Yeleussinov took the U.S. boxing fans by storm with a show-stopping performance in his pro debut on the April 28, 2018 Daniel Jacobs-Maciej Sulecki card recording a third-round knockout of Noah Kidd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.