Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton delivered timely jabs to score a majority victory against Perla Hernandez of Mexico Friday night in their women’s bantamweight encounter at the Progreso Yucatan State of Mexico.
The judges favored the 33-year-old former world champion Julaton with 97-93, 98-94 and 95-95 scores for her 13th win in her career against four losses and a draw with two knockouts.
Julaton, a Filipino-American, drilled in consecutive jabs and body shots against Hernandez, who fell to 10-7-3 win-loss-draw slate with two knockouts).
Despite the cut in her right eyebrow during sixth round, Julaton still traded blows with Hernandez, who also caught the Filipino-American couples of head shots. But Julaton displayed her fiery form in the last 10th round to finally finish the match.
Julaton’s promoter and adviser Allan Tremblay told boxing website philboxing.com that he is happy to see Julaton return to his old dreaded form that would allow her to resume her campaign to regain her world title.
Trainer Angelo Reyes was also satisfied with Julaton’s performance.
Julaton’s training at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas plus the strength and conditioning program gave her enough motivation and the advantage.
Julaton came from a unanimous loss to Mexican Celina Salazar last August.
JOSEF T. RAMOS