Ruben Villa IV
Thompson Boxing Fighter - Ruben Villa IV

Ruben Villa IV

Nickname: RV

Birth date: April 16, 1997

Birth place: Salinas, California, USA

Record: 16-0-0

Division: Featherweight

Stance: Southpaw

Height: 5' 6" / 168cm

Reach: 66½" / 169cm

Ruben Villa, a heralded amateur from Salinas, Calif. with back-to-back National GoldenGloves Championships on his resume, signed a promotional deal with Thompson Boxing Promotions and Banner Promotions in July 2016.
“This is what you dream about as a kid," said Villa, who has been boxing since age five and amassed a stellar record of 166-17 as an amateur. “It’s a big moment for me and my family.
We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. I’m excited to start my professional career in the featherweight division.”
"Whenever you have the chance to sign someone as talented and as gifted as Ruben Villa, you jump at that opportunity," said Ken Thompson, President of Thompson Boxing Promotions. "Villa comes to us from an accomplished amateur background. He has all the traits you look for in a prospect – tremendous skill set, positive attitude, and a love for the sport. He has an outstanding future ahead of him."  The 21-year-old Villa, who is a southpaw, began his professional career on Friday, July 29, 2016, on Thompson Boxing’s “Path to Glory” undercard against Gerardo Molina (4-rounds).
The featherweight from Salinas was as good as advertised. In the first, Villa struck early with a counter left hook that put Molina on his heels and onto the canvas. Moments later, Villa rocked Molina with a flurry of punches, knocking him out at the 2:25 mark of the opening round.
“It felt great to get that first win,” Villa said after the fight. “I didn’t go in thinking knockout, but I knew after the first knockdown that I was going to end it early. I had a bunch of friends and family in attendance. I’m glad I gave them something to smile about.”

“Ruben looked fantastic against Molina,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions. “He gave us a glimpse into his immense potential. Ruben has a very bright future ahead of him and we are excited to continue to feature him on our Southern California shows.”
“I think fans will like my style of boxing,” said Villa, who is managed by Danny Zamora. “My boxing influences are a bit of Vasyl Lomachenko and Canelo Alavrez.”

Among Villa’s amateur accomplishments: 2012 & 2013 Olympic Junior National Champion, 2014 & 2015 National Golden Gloves Champion (123 lbs.), 166-17 amateur record, 2015 U.S. Olympic Trials (2 nd place).
Villa remains unbeaten with three wins in 2016, four in 2017, and five in 2018 for a total mark of 14-0, 5 KOs.
Villa, who began boxing at age 5, makes his national television debut on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 against Ruben Cervera in the co-featured bout of ShoBox: The New Generation televised live on Showtime Sports.

Villa was born on April 16, 1997 in Salinas, Calif.

Date Opponent Location Result
2019-05-10 Luis Alberto Lopez Omega Products International, Corona Win
2019-01-11 Ruben Cervera StageWorks, Shreveport Win
2018-10-13 Miguel Carrizoza Salinas Storm House, Salinas Win
2018-08-24 Jose Santos Gonzalez Omega Products International, Corona Win
2018-06-30 Ricardo Torres Lopez Omega Products International, Sacramento Win
2018-04-14 Marlon Olea Salinas Storm House, Salinas Win
2018-02-16 Juan Sandoval DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2017-10-21 German Meraz Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona Win
2017-09-22 Ernesto Guerrero DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2017-07-01 Jonathan Alcantara Omega Products International, Sacramento Win
2017-05-19 Anthony de Jesus Ruiz Sanchez DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2017-04-14 Luis E Diaz Torres MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill Win
2017-02-10 Francisco Camacho DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2016-11-04 Aaron Echeveste Lopez Omega Products International, Corona Win
2016-09-23 Jose Mora DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2016-07-29 Gerardo Molina DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win