Ruben Villa IV Training Camp Quotes
The highly anticipated world title fight between Ruben Villa
IV (18-0, 5KOs), who is promoted by Banner Promotions and
Thompson Boxing, and Emanuel Navarrete (32-1, 28 KOs) will
happen this Friday, October 9th, 2020 on ESPN with the
vacant WBO featherweight world title on the line.
The fight is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with
Banner Promotions Promotions and Thompson Boxing, taking
place at "The Bubble" inside the MGM Grand Conference
Center, televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes (10 PM ET /
7 PM PT).
Prior to being in the professional ranks, Villa was largely
considered as one of the greatest amateurs in recent years
in USA Boxing. He is now looking to make a childhood dream
come true by bringing a world title back to his hometown of
Here is what Villa had to say about his upcoming fight world
On his recent training camp
"This camp has been the best camp of my life. I turned off
all social media, I took a 'Mamba Mentality', and focused
strictly on training. I've had great sparring partners
preparing for this fight like Manny Jaimes, Javier Padilla,
Andy Vences and Xavier Martinez, and they all gave me tough
rounds, and I am ready for whatever Navarrete will bring,
whether it is boxing or pressure.
On his matchup with Emanuel Navarrete
"Navarrete is a good fighter, but I will be honest, I feel
largely disrespected coming into this fight. I am a southpaw
who is the bigger man, and had a better amateur career, but
am being viewed as an underdog. I have a chip on my
shoulder, and though I respect Navarrete's skills, I am
looking to prove a point."
On bringing a world title back to Salinas, California.
"I love my hometown of Salinas, California, and I want to
bring home a world title to all the fans here that have
supported me over the years. I have told my trainers Max
Garcia and Sam Garcia that this has been a childhood dream
of mine since I first laced up a pair of gloves. We're
working as a team to accomplish this goal."
On what people expect when he steps in the ring.
"People will see someone who started boxing at a young age,
show his skills and poise in accomplishing a childhood
dream. I have been very focused, I am giving this my all,
and I am ready. Everyone should tune in Friday, October 9th,
on ESPN, because this will be a great fight for the fans."