The 22 year old Filipino has been matched softly at home so far, since turning professional back in 2012, despite that he has been building up his experience and has been 8 rounds in recent times. Sadly however he has been inactive since last December and will almost certainly have some ring rust coming into this fight with Villasana, he will also be fighting outside of the Philippines for the first time.
Whilst the Filipino has been inactive and will be stepping up the Mexican, the current champion, is having his second bout of the year and looking to build on win against the enigmatic Nery Saguilan, from back in May. The Mexican is riding a 4 fight winning streak and has rebuilt well following a 2-4 run in 2013-2014 which saw him fall to 13-5 (8).
For fans interested in this one, it will be held at the Centro de Convenciones in Acapulco and looks set to be televised on Televisa in Mexico. The card will also feature former Light Middleweight world champion Carlos Molina, who is fighting for the 5th time since he put in a non-effort to lose his title to Carnelius Bundrage in October 2014.