Filipino-American Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton retained her WBO Bantamweight title Friday night against Mexican-American Francesca "The Chosen One" Alcanter at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, Calif.
Julaton, who was trained by Manny Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, won via a unanimous decision in the 10-round Bay Area boxing event.
The lovely lady boxer used her left-hand jabs all throughout the fight, which inflicted major damage to Alcanter's face.
The lopsided fight went through 10 rounds with no knockdowns or life-threatening damage to the fighters. The three judges’ scorecards read 99-92, 97-93 and a rather inexplicable 96-94.
Former WBC Flyweight Champion Rodel Mayol served as sparring partner of Julaton during her training for the defense of her WBO Bantamweight title.
The 10-round championship bout dubbed “The Return of the Hurricane" was shown in the Philippines live on Channel 5 and Aksyon TV 41 at 12 noon, Manila time.
Born in in San Francisco, Julaton is 5'5" and an orthodox fighter.
She won the San Francisco Golden Gloves, the California State Championships, was a Diamond Belt champion, and closed out her amateur career by winning the silver medal in the United States Amateur Championships.
Julaton said in a post-fight interview she will try to stage her next fight in the Philippines possibly within the year.
Alcanter is originally from Kansas City, Mo. She stands 5'4" and, likewise, is an orthodox boxer.
Alcanter's (18-9-1) last fight was held in Germany against Ina Menzer, which she lost.
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