Ana Julaton

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Ana Julaton
Ana Julaton (cropped).jpg
Born (1980-07-05) July 5, 1980 (age 34)
San Francisco, California
Other names "The Hurricane"
Nationality American
Height 5′ 5″ (165cm)
Weight Super Bantamweight
Style Orthodox
Professional boxing record
Total 18
Wins 13
By knockout 2
Losses 4
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 3
Wins 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Losses 1
By decision 1
Other information
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ana Julaton (born Luciana Bonifacio Julaton, 5 July 1980) is a Filipino American boxer. She was the first to win the Women's WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight titles. Nicknamed "The Hurricane", she is also one of the quickest boxers ever to win a world title, having fought just five previous professional bouts before winning the IBA Super Bantamweight title.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Julaton was born on 5 July 1980 in San Francisco, California. Despite her father making her train in martial arts when she was little, she had no interest in boxing whatsoever. It was only while working as a bok-fu instructor, at the West Wind Martial Arts and Boxing School in Berkeley, California, that Julaton was introduced to boxing through a lecture session organized by her now trainer-manager, Angelo Reyes.

Amateur career[edit]

Julaton made her amateur boxing debut in 2004, managing to win silver in the San Francisco Golden Gloves despite having officially trained for just two weeks. After delivering a good performance at the National Golden Gloves in 2005, Julaton would be taken under the wing of two-division world champion Carina Moreno and trainer Rick Noble, further improving her craft.

By 2007, she was ranked second among all female amateur boxers in the USA, and took part in the unsuccessful campaign to include women's boxing in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Professional career[edit]

At this point, Julaton decided to turn pro, and approached veteran trainer Freddie Roach. Impressing Roach with her work ethic — even sparring against male fighters — Julaton eventually became part of Roach's large stable of boxers, alongside Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Gerry Peñalosa.

She was scheduled to make her pro debut against Hondi Hernandez on the undercard of the Pacquiao-Barrera rematch in October 2007, but her fight was canceled when Hernandez failed to make weight. Julaton instead fought and won against Rita Valentini a month later. This was followed by several other successful fights, culminating in her first title win against Kelsey “The Road Warrior” Jeffries on 12 September 2009 for the vacant International Boxing Association super bantamweight title in women's boxing.

Now trained by Nonito Donaire Sr., father of boxer Nonito Donaire Jr., Julaton followed up that win by defeating Donna Biggers and becoming the first female World Boxing Organization Super Bantamweight champion on 4 December 2009. Her next fight was on 27 March 2010, against boxer Lisa Brown for the vacant World Boxing Association junior featherweight title.

MMA career[edit]

Julaton signed a contract with ONE FC to fight in women's mixed martial arts. She is a black belt in Bok Fu, an aggressive martial arts system that combines the 5 animals of Shaolin – Tiger, Crane, Panther, Snake, and Dragon – with Kenpo Karate and Shotokan. She is also a black belt in Taekwondo[1]

Julaton made her debut at ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes on May 2, 2014 against Aya-Saeid Saber. She was successful in her debut, winning the fight via TKO in the third round.

On December 5, 2014, Ana defeated Walaa Abbas of Egypt in One FC Warrior's Way at Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines. Julaton improved her record to 2-1.

Achievements[edit]

Professional career[edit]

2009

  • WBO Super Bantamweight World Champion
  • IBA Super Bantamweight World Champion

Amateur Record[edit]

2007

  • Rank No. 2, United States Nationwide Rankings
  • Silver Medalist, United States Championship
  • Gold Medalist, San Francisco Championship

2006

  • Champion, National Diamond Belt
  • California State Champion
  • Champion, San Francisco Golden Gloves
  • Rank No, . 5 Quarter-finalist, United States Championship
  • Silver Medalist, Nor Cal Championship

2005

  • Rank No. 6, United States Nationwide Rankings
  • Bronze Medalist, National Golden Gloves
  • Champion, San Francisco Diamond Belt
  • Best Fight of the Tournament and Quarter-finalist, National PAL Championships
  • Silver Medalist, San Francisco Golden Gloves
  • Quarter-finalist, United States Championship
  • Silver Medalist, Nor Cal Championship

2004

  • Silver Medalist, San Francisco Golden Gloves

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2-1 Walaa Abas Mohamed Kamaly Decision (unanimous) ONE Fighting Championship: Warrior's Way December 5, 2014 3 5:00 Pasay City, Philippines
Loss 1-1 Ann Osman Decision (split) ONE FC: Reign of Champions August 29, 2014 3 5:00 Dubai, UAE
Win 1-0 Aya-Saeid Saber TKO (punches and elbows) ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes May 2, 2014 3 3:59 Pasay City, Philippines

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Y! SPORTS". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05.