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Ruben Villa Makes National TV Debut January 12 on Showtime


ORANGE, Calif. (Dec. 13, 2018) - Two-time National Golden Gloves Amateur Champion and highly touted Californian prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) will make his national television debut against hard-hitting former Puerto Rican amateur champion Carlos Vidal (14-0, 13 KOs) on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

"My team and I are really grateful and excited to finally be able to showcase my talents on a national platform and we will not take this opportunity for granted," Villa said. "I've been working overtime to look perfect for this event. I'm coming to put on a show and prove I'm ready for the bright lights."

Villa is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.

Villa vs. Vidal is the 8-round featherweight co-feature on ShoBox: The New Generationairing live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT from StageWorks of Louisiana in Shreveport.

In the main event, top lightweight prospect Devin Haney will face fellow-unbeaten Xolisani Ndongeni.