Villalobos (9-0, 8 KO) is determined to put Portland on the boxing map, bringing his technical, aggressive and accurate skills to the ring. “I like to finish the show on my own, and not leave it in the hands of the judges,” Villalobos said. “I’m excited to be the main event in Portland.
“I’ve been waiting a long time for a chance like this.” He does acknowledge Jimenez (5-23-1) is step up in experience, but he’s ready. “I’m prepared to make a statement, and showcase my skills.” 2Pounds Sports promoter Steve Forbes describes Villalobos as just the kind of talent he and partner Christina Lunzman strive to promote.
“We want guys that come to bring the fight each time, technically sound but that can bang. We want the fighters to have the opportunity to be seen, and we’re looking forward to seeing Steven fight live.
Villalobos has a huge fan base and sends this message to his supporters: I appreciate all the support here in Washington, and this amazing opportunity to be the main event in Portland. I’m looking forward to making it a great fight.
Steven Villalobos and Leonel Jimenez will clash for a scheduled 7 round main event this Saturday at the Jackson Armory, 6255 Cornfoot Rd. NE in Portland. Doors open 5:30 PM, first bell 6:30 PM.