By Lee Bates
UPDATE: Matchmaker John Beninati has informed that Tomas Villa was signed as an opponent fight a Gary Shaw Productions fighter, but has not inked to a GSP promotional agreement.
A source has confirmed that featherweight Tomas “El Norteno” Villa (20-6-4, 13 KOs) has signed with Gary Shaw Productions. Villa’s last bout in November 2008 was a thriller where he was stopped for the first time in his career in the 10th and final round by Rogers Mtagwa. Villa previously was with legendary promoter Don Chargin with whom he was riding a 12 bout unbeaten streak prior to the Mtagwa loss.