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article imageBoxing Filipino female world champion to train with Freddie Roach

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By William Charles Baker     Feb 19, 2011 in Sports
San Francisco - Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton three time world champion female boxer will be trained by Freddie Roach for her upcoming bout on February 25 against veteran fighter Franchesca ”The Chosen One” Alcanter.
Julaton the WBO Women’s Super Bantamweight Champion (7-2-1) returned to the U.S. from the Philippines to prepare for Francesca Alcanter (18-9-1) a tough matchup. Julaton from San Francisco California is in a similar situation to the Manny Pacquiao Antonio Margarito matchup fighting a bigger taller opponent.
WBAN reports: “This event is much anticipated as Freddie Roach is coaching Julaton for this particular fight. Ana Julaton (born on July 5, 1980) is the first Filipino-American boxer 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 only five other professional bouts before winning the IBA Super Bantamweight title.”
The fight dubbed as “The Return of the Hurricane” will be held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond California and broadcast live in the Philippines by TV5. As the San Francisco bay area fighting pride she is a big fan of two other well known fighters.
The Fanhouse reports: “Filipino female boxing champion Ana Julaton said that she has idolized country man and eight-division king Manny Pacquiao as well as martial arts legend Bruce Lee.”
She will be returning to the Philippines, her native country, later in the year for another match.
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