Even the 20-year-old Haney (20-0, 13 KOs) contributes to a 10-round bout because of his third consecutive evaluation on the chance developmental series having hardly lost a rounded while his degree of opposition has strengthened during the last two struggles.
From the co-feature, two time National Golden Gloves Amateur Champion and exceptionally acclaimed Californian prospect Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) will take on hard-hitting former Puerto Rican amateur champion Carlos Vidal (14-0, 13 KOs) within a eight-round featherweight bout.
“We’re excited to begin our 18th year of ShoBox with another card comprising rsquo & now;s prospects paired tough,&rdquo. “Simply put, this particular series is rsquo boxing &;s best proving ground for rsquo & to morrow ;s winners. Devin is still on the fast track to being a global champion while Ruben is facing his earliest legitimate evaluation in his quest to show to contender. A triple-header containing five undefeated fighters could be the ideal beginning for what promises to be a banner 2019 to get ShoBox: The New Generation. ”
The event is promoted by Devin Haney Promotions along with Bishop Promotions LLC, in association with Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.
Haney has been considered one of boxing’s top prospects since turning professional at age 17 in Mexico in 2015. In his last fight on Sept. 28 on ShoBox, Haney won via near-shutdown decision of three-time world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos, devoting the veteran his first loss since falling a decision to Mikey Garcia in 2014.
Haney struggles out of Nevada and climbed up in Oakland, where he’s earned a reputation having sparred with Jessie Vargas, Shawn Porter and Floyd Mayweather. The eloquent and out spoken 20-year-old is now ranked in the top 1-5 of three of those four major sanctioning bodies (No. 8 WBA, No. 10 IBF, No. 1-1 WBC) after just 20 professional struggles.
“I’m seeking with the following wonderful operation on show time, & rdquo; said Haney, whose three scheduled ShoBox competitions have entered with an record to start off 2019. “I’ll be facing an extremely dangerous undefeated fighter in Xolisani Ndongeni, who continues to be ranked as large as No. 3 at WBA and it has never experienced defeat. He’s not coming to struggle, Ndongeni believes he can win. These would be the battles that I want. I’m likely to reveal the world once more I deserve a world title shot, and which I & rsquo; m not a chance, I & rsquo; m an elite fighter. ”
Ndongeni has rallied off 25 straight victories while franchising chiefly in South Africa, since turning professional in 2010. His lone start outside of his hometown came in 20-16 at which he given Juan Garcia Mendez that was once-beaten the next loss of his career.
Ndongeni, who’s nine scheduled 1 2 round struggles on his own resume, has been ranked as large as No. 12 by the WBA and possesses a victory over former 130-pound world champion Mzonke Fana. He maintained that the IBO & rsquo; s vacant name via ninth round knockout in 2015 and has won a range of names.
“Devin Haney is really a young boxer that is terrific and I think that it’ll be a fantastic evaluation for both of us, & rdquo . “I’ve got the advantage in experience. I have been around in 12-round title fights and I think I am capable of tackling. A triumph against Haney will simply take me back to the peak of the ranks and open doors for me personally to have the ability to fight a lot more times in the U.S.”
The 21-year-old Villa started boxing when he was only 5 years old and published an record as a amateur. Before committing to his rival in the 2016 Olympic Trials, he possesses two wins over ultimate Olympic Silver Medalist Shakur Stevenson being an amateur. Villa turned pro in 20-16 shortly after the Olympic Trials and it has enrolled 14 professional victories in just over 24 weeks. The southpaw will face his toughest test so far and just his next competition in Vidal.
“My team and I are excited and grateful to finally be in a position to showcase my talents and this chance will not be taken by us Villa said. “rsquo & I &;ve ever been working to seem ideal. I’establish I and m coming to place up a show ’m ready for that glowing lights. ”
Vidal was a Puerto Rican National Champion with a amateur record of 104 wins against just 10 losses. Even the 29-year-old is really a strong power-puncher with 13 KOs in 14 conflicts that are professional, with all 13 inside of three rounds. Villa, who lives and in trains in Las Vegas, will be making his second start at the United States against his very first opponent that is undefeated.
“I’m very thankful for the chance to prove myself against the other undefeated fighter,” Vidal said. “I live in the gymnasium and also have dedicated my entire life to this fantasy to be a world champion. That really is the very first step of the process and nothing goes prevent me from achieving that goal. ”
The 26-year-old Faure fought on the Cuban National Team and participates in more than 200 conflicts. Pro stayed and it has won 10 struggles in just over 14 weeks after defecting from Cuba. Faure lives and trains in Las Vegas, at which International Boxing Hall of Fame referee Richard Steele manages him.
&ldquo t always dreamed of experiencing this chance to fight on television in America, and now this dream is becoming possible,” Faure stated. “I’m going to punish my competition and give the fans a reason to watch me every time I step up the ring. ”