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Photos: Ruben Villa, Marlon Olea Ready For Battle in Salinas

ORANGE, Calif. - 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. 

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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.

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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."

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WEIGHTS

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)

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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 ThompsonBoxing.com.

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.

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