Ana Julaton

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Ana Julaton
Ana Julaton (cropped).jpg
Born July 5, 1980
San Francisco, California
Other names "The Hurricane"
Nationality Filipino-American
Height 5′ 5″ (165cm)
Weight Super Bantamweight
Style Orthodox
Professional boxing record
Total 19
Wins 14
By knockout 2
Losses 4
Draws 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 4
Wins 2
By knockout 1
By decision 1
Losses 2
By decision 2
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Ana Julaton (born Luciana Bonifacio Julaton, July 5, 1980) is a Filipino-American boxer and mixed martial artist. 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 July 5, 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 September 12, 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 December 4, 2009. Her next fight was on March 27, 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

Professional boxing record[edit]

14 Wins (2 knockouts, 12 decisions), 4 Loss, 1 Draws
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 14–4–1 Mexico Yolanda Segura UD 6 2015-03-06 Mexico Hotel Holiday Inn, Durango, Durango
Win 13–4–1 Mexico Perla Hernandez MD 10 2013-11-01 Mexico Auditorio Morelos, Progreso, Yucatán
Loss 12–4–1 United States Celina Salazar UD 10 2013-08-17 Mexico Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo .
Win 12–3–1 Mexico Abigail Ramos TKO 1(10), 0:19 2012-08-03 Mexico Polifuncional de la Colonia Francisco Villa Oriente , Kanasin, Yucatán
Win 11–3–1 Mexico Yolanda Segura UD 10 2012-05-04 Mexico Polifuncional de la Colonia Francisco Villa Oriente , Kanasin, Yucatán
Loss 10–3–1 Argentina Yesica Patricia Marcos UD 6 2013-11-23 Argentina Teatro Griego Juan Pablo Segundo, San Martin, Mendoza Loss WBO World female super bantamweight title
Win 10–2–1 Mexico Jessica Villafranca UD 6 2013-07-27 Macau The Venetian Macao, Macau, SAR WBO World female super bantamweight title
Win 9–2–1 United States Angel Gladney UD 8 2011-06-24 United States Dade County Auditorium, Miami, Florida
Win 8–2–1 United States Franchesca Alcanter UD 10 2011-02-25 United States Craneway Pavilion, Point Richmond, California retained WBO World female super bantamweight title
Win 7–2–1 Mexico Maria Elena Villalobos SD 10 2010-06-30 Canada Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario vacant WBO World female super bantamweight title
IBA female super bantamweight title
Loss 6–2–1 United States Lisa Brown UD 10 2010-03-27 Canada Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario vacant WBA World female super bantamweight title
Win 6–1–1 United States Donna Biggers UD 10 2009-12-04 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California vacant WBO World female super bantamweight title
IBA female super bantamweight title
Win 5–1–1 United States Kelsey Jeffries MD 10 2009-09-12 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California vacant International Boxing Association female super bantamweight title
Loss 4–1–1 United States Dominga Olivo SD 10 2008-08-21 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California vacant WBC International female super bantamweight title
Draw 4–0–1 United States Johanna Mendez PTS 6 2008-07-05 United States Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 4–0–0 United States Salina Jordan KO 1(4), 0:37 2008-06-26 United States Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, California
Win 3–0–0 United States Clara De la Torre UD 4 2008-03-13 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 2–0–0 United States Carly Batey SD 4 2008-02-07 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Win 1–0–0 United States Margherita Valentini UD 4 2007-11-02 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California Professional Debut

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 2-2 Irina Mazepa Decision (unanimous) ONE Championship: Spirit of Champions December 11, 2015 3 5:00 Manila, Philippines
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 Fighting Championship: 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.