Brampton, Ontario, Canada - ( April 13,2012 ) Every destination starts with the first step and Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton's’ journey is no exception.
Wasting no time toward regaining the World Championship that was taken from her in her last outing, Julaton steps back into the ring on May 4 in Kanasin, Yucatan, Mexico against the hungry Yolanda “La Negra” Segura from Tampicio, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Segura, with a record of 8 – 3, with 7 of those wins coming by way of knockout, relishes the opportunity to pull off the upset in her native, Mexico , and put her name into the mix of talented female Mexican stars that have burst onto the World boxing scene.
However, Julaton's promoter, Orion Sports Management with their partners, Yucatan Boxing having been staging shows in the Yucatan for a number of years and “The Hurricane” is right at home as a result. Sporting an overall record of 10-3-1, Julaton brings not only local support in the Yucatan but literally millions of followers back in the Philippines where she continues to deliver exceptionally impressive TV numbers every time out. In the middle of a multi fight deal with the GMA network in the Philippines Julaton looks to deliver in that category again. A spokesperson from the network stated “Ana Julaton is an inspiration to countless Filipinos because of her courage both inside and outside the ring. GMA Network believes in Anas’ stellar qualities as someone who brings pride and honor to the Philippines.”
“That was not me in the ring last time out,” stated Julaton. “That environment worked against me in more ways than one and to top it off, I fought my opponent's fight. We all learn as we go and that will not happen again. I plan to fight to my strengths. This is all about winning. I owe my Filipino fans around the world that title back and that is my mission”.
Julaton's Promoter, Allan Tremblay of Orion Sports Management said, "we have an ambitious plan for Ana to regain the World Title and this is the first step in that plan. Segura is no walk in the park. That girl can punch and we have to focus completely on her for now. However, if we are successful, we will have Ana back in the ring in late summer, hopefully, followed by that Title fight late in 2012. Ideally, we would like that contest to take place in the Philippines. Ana is long overdue to make her first appearance at home and bask in the reception that such an appearance would provide."