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Photos: Ruben Villa, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Bouts

Unbeaten featherweight standout Ruben Villa (11-0, 4 KOs) weighed in at 125.5 lbs. for his featherweight bout against Ricardo Lopez (7-2-2, 6 KOs) at Friday's weigh in. Lopez came in at 125.6 lbs.

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"I'm going to fight my fight," said Villa, who is from Salinas, Calif. and is a former two-time national Golden Gloves champion. "I put in an excellent training camp just like I always do. I'm ready to carry the show."

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Villa vs. Lopez is the 8-round "New Blood" main event that originates from Omega Products International in Sacramento, Calif. this Saturday, June 30.

Villa is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions.

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In other weights, undefeated heavyweight LaRon Mitchell (16-0, 14 KOs) weighed 238 lbs., while Rodney Hernandez (10-7-2, 2 KOs) checked in at a robust 260 lbs. Mitchell defends his Junior NABF championship for the second time.

"There aren't going to be any feeling out rounds," said Mitchell, who is also a full-time physical education teacher in Oakland, Calif. "I'm bringing the heat right from the start."

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WEIGHTS

Ruben Villa, 125.5 lbs. vs. Ricardo Lopez, 125.6 lbs. (8-rounds)
LaRon Mitchell, 238 lbs. vs. Rodney Hernandez, 260 lbs. (8-rounds)
Pedro Moreno, 137 lbs. vs. Luis Zarazua, 135 lbs. (8-rounds)
Blake McKernan, 195.2 lbs. vs. Miguel Cubos, 199.2 lbs. (6-rounds)
Alberto Torres, 127 lbs. vs. Alim Khan Jumakhonov, 125.7 lbs. (6-rounds)
Max Becerra, 137 lbs. vs. Cesar Villarraga, 135.7 lbs. (6-rounds)
Ryan Bourland, 178 lbs. vs. Codale Ford, 178.8 lbs. (4-rounds)

Tickets for "New Blood" are priced at $40, $60, & $100 and are available for purchase stating at 5:30 p.m. local time from the will call booth at Omega Products. 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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