Skillful Boxing Sensation Ana Julaton Overwhelm Alcanter to Keep WBO Female Title
Despite one questionable scorecard, pretty Filipina Ana Julaton retained her WBO and IBA Female Super Bantamweight crown by dominating the full 10-round fight with her quickness and superb boxing skills last February 25, 2011. Her opponent American Mexican Franchesca Alcanter’s face was a mess after the fight.
Filipina-American boxing sensation Ana Julaton kept her WBO and IBA Super Bantamweight Crown via a 10-round unanimous decision win over heavier Mexican-American challenger Franchesca Alcanter with scores of 96-94, 98-92, and 97-93.
The 96-94 score of one of the judges is quite questionable for Julaton who almost dominated all the rounds with precise solid punching – jabs, attacks, counters, with defensive lateral movements. She started her sharp speed shooting right in the very first round. Her footwork was excellent for it kept Alcanter’s power punches from finding its range. Alcanter’s face was a mess after the fight. It was an awesome display of firepower from the pretty Filipina-American who is based in Daly City while the veteran Alcanter is based in Kansas City, Missouri.
Julaton sparred with male boxers
The female fighters came in with weights of 116.5 pounds for Julaton and 118.5 pounds for Alcanter during the weigh-in which was held Thursday evening at the Mink Lounge in San Francisco, California.
The fight was held at the Craneway Pavilion Point in Richmond, California . The fight was beamed live to the Philipines via TV5.
Quick-punching Julaton trained at the famous Wild Card Gym owned by Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. It was reported that she sparred with male boxers to prepare for the fight.
Plan to fight in the Philippines.
She got the Super Bantamweight title crown from Maria Elena Villalobos of Mexico via a close split decision last year. Roach was not able to make it to the fight and was replaced by her manager Angelo Reyes.
Julaton showed big improvements in her skills – footwork, angles and speed – and now has a fight slate of 7 wins, 2 losses and a draw.
Her promoter, Allan Trembay, in an interview, plans to make Ana’s next title defense in her home country – - the Philippines.
With the win, Ana Julaton joins fellow top fighters Filipinos Nonito Donaire Jr. and Manny Pacquiao in their winning streaks abroad.