At the Hirsch Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana, Friday. Promoters Amber Bishop, Banner Promotions – Art Pelullo, Thompson Boxing Promotions Ken Thompson will feature three bouts with the Main Event having WBO No. 5 ranked WBO International Featherweight champion southpaw Ruben “RV4” Villa, 17-0 (5), of Salinas, CA, defending his title against Cuba’s Alexei “the Hurricane” Collado, 26-2 (23), of Miami, FL, over 10 rounds.
“Collado is a real strong aggressive guy. He is a veteran. I have to be cautious because of his power and play it very smart on our end. Another main event on ShoBox. I am excited to showcase my talents in Louisiana again. It’s motivation to prove myself to prove to people I should be in the main event. I feel I am close to competing for a world title,” said Villa.
In the other two bouts over Showtime in the co-feature Welterweight southpaw Ukraine’s Taras Shelestyuk, 17-0 (10), of L.A., Ca, against southpaw Luis “Lucho” Vernon, 18-1-2 (9), of Bueno Aires, Argentina, over 10 rounds. In the opening bout Lightweight Armenia’s Zhora Hamazaryan, 9-1-1 (6), of L.A., CA, against southpaw Uganda’s Sulaiman Segawa, 13-2 (4), of Silver Spring, MD, over 8 rounds.