Ruben Villa (14-0, 5 KOs) insists he will be keeping his unbeaten record when he makes his BoxNation debut on Friday.

He faces Colombian puncher Ruben Cervera (10-0, 9 KOs) at StageWorks of Louisiana in an eight round Featherweight supporting bout to Devin Haney’s battle against Xolisani Ndongeni.

Californian Southpaw Villa certainly fancies his chances against Cervera who is stepping up from Super-Bantamweight.

It’s also the two-time Golden Gloves Champion’s first time on US TV, explaining: "This is what all boxers plan for - to be showcased on a national platform.

“The focus will stay the same. I'm going to be aggressive and put my stamp on the fight. I'm looking forward to delivering a memorable performance."

Villa, 21, is fighting a largely unknown talent in Cervera. He boasts an impressive record, but it has been built against marginal opposition.

He started boxing at age five and was an outstanding amateur, plus he's been learning on the job since turning professional in July 2016.

He added: "There's not much video on him, but we know he likes to load up for big punches so we'll be aware of that. I'll play it smart the first couple of rounds and see what he's made of.

"I'll use my footwork to keep him off balance and get him tired. I can pressure him with my hand speed and land punches from angles that he won't see coming.”

Meanwhile, Lightweight Haney is in Louisiana ready to rumble after using several gyms in California and Nevada preparing for his toughest test so far against South Africa’s ex-IBO Champion Ndongeni.

He said: "Training camp has been fantastic. I always start in Las Vegas for the first two weeks. I then went to the Bay Area to train at the SNAC facility with Victor Conte for four weeks.

"I did a lot of rounds of sparring with Mario Barrios among others at Virgil Hunter’s gym as well. Then I was back in Las Vegas with my strength and conditioning coach Reggie. We work hard."