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Manila Bulletin
February 27, 2011
Vol. 458 NO. 27

Julaton retains WBO title
Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton put on a display of boxing skills to dominate Francesca Alcanter and retain her WBO Super-Bantamweight Title Saturday at the Craneway Pavilion Point in Richmond California, USA.

The 30-year old Filipino-American champion kept the challenger at bay with her powerful lead left jab and solid combinations to control the 10-round title bout and successfully defend her 122-lbs belt she wrested from Maria Elena Villabos last July.

Julaton won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. She improved to 8-2-1 overall.
“I just kept her away with those jabs of mine,” said Julaton after the fight. “I know Francesca would be bringing her A-game in the ring, but I was ready for it.”

Alcanter, dubbed “The Chosen One” fell to 18-10 (9KOs) and failed her fifth and latest attempt to win a world title.

The challenger, 37, never got on track, as she was mostly forced on the defensive end by Julaton’s aggressive stance. She had her best moment in the sixth round when she connected on a straight right that shook the champion a bit.

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