GMA Network, Inc. (GMA), home of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, signed another boxing luminary in Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, current IBA and WBO Women’s Super Bantamweight champion, to a 3-fight deal beginning with her upcoming match against Argentinean Yesica “La Leona” Marcos this March.

The forthcoming fight is in defense of Julaton’s WBO Super Bantamweight title and will be held in Marcos’ hometown in San Martin, Argentina.

Julaton, who has always been identified as a Kapuso fighter, is pleased to be reunited with GMA Network and describes the experience as “refreshing”. “I am happy my promoter, Allan Tremblay of Orion Sports, and I are one with GMA Network again”, said the Filipina fighter.

“GMA Network has such a powerful reach that I feel like I am able to inspire fellow Kapusos all over the globe using my image as a Filipina succeeding in such a brutal, not to mention, male-dominated sport. My heart goes out to all my Filipino supporters, and to GMA for supporting me and for sharing my story,” Julaton continued.

GMA never ceased to believe in Julaton’s qualities not only as a professional boxer, but more so as a Filipino who brings pride and honor to the country. GMA will air the match dubbed as “Laban ng Lahi presents: Giyera Sa Argentina Ana Julaton vs Yesica Marcos” on March 18, Sunday, 11 am via satellite from Mendoza, Argentina.

Julaton is already in Argentina all set to defend her WBO title next week. (GMA Network)

Yesterday, WBO female super bantamweight champion Ana Julaton was spotted in the main lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as she and her team were in the process of officially leaving the city after wrapping up their latest training camp.

The destination is the city of San Martin in Argentina, as Julaton will be defending her crown against local favorite Yesica Patricia Marcos on March 16th. Joining Julaton were team members Angelo Reyes and Alfredo Perez, as we followed the crew from the MGM to the nearby McCarran airport, as they made way for their 2 PM flight exiting from American Airlines.

If the fight were tomorrow, 3-time World Champion and current WBO Female Jr. Featherweight Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton says she is more than ready to go. Of all her training camps, this one stood out for the level of focus and concentration Julaton and her team put in, and it shows in her physique during her last training session in Las Vegas, Tuesday afternoon.

Sporting strands of golden locks which she says represents the colors of the three stars and the sun in the flag of the Philippines, Julaton is ripped and firing at all cylinders. With the help of trainer Angelo Reyes, Julaton and her team went on lockdown with nothing in their minds other than putting on a sensational performance against the undefeated Yesica Marcos in her WBO Jr. Featherweight title defense on March 16 in Argentina.

WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Ana ‘The Hurricane’ Julaton said she is not afraid to fight in Argentina when she defends her crown against undefeated Yesica Marcos on March 16.

Julaton (10-2-1 win-loss-draw slate) made the statement a week after her compatriot International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero was hurt in a riot in Argentina. The angry fans of his opponent Argentine Luis Lazarte whom he had beaten via 10th round technical knockout mobbed Casimero.

“I’m really excited about fighting in Argentina,” Julaton told writer Dennis Guillermo on Friday. “All of it just gets me amped up; it’s really getting me juiced about it. I’m not afraid to fight anywhere.”

Julaton emphasized that real champions do not dodge challenges. “I want to show the boxing world that I will fight anyone, anywhere at any time and will do my utmost to represent the proud Filipino Nation in the great traditions that they come to expect,” she added.

Marcos has 18 wins, 0-loss and a draw under her belt.

Julaton’s promoter Allan Tremblay of Orion Sports Management assured the Filipina boxing star that the WBO would hold the fight in a safe and pleasant venue somewhere in Argentina and that neutral officials would officiate the bout.

“Argentina is a big country,” Tremblay told Guillermo. “That’s just like saying there was a brawl that happened in America.”



Written by : JOSEF T. RAMOS

Brampton, Ontario –  On March 16,  Ana “ The Hurrciane” Jualton, will continue her role as “The Ultimate Road Warrior” as she takes her considerable talents to Mendoza, Argentina.  Jualton  10-2-1 ( 1 KO ) will defend her WBO Junior Featherweight Title against Interim Champion, Yesica Marcos 18-0-1 ( 6 KOs )of Argentina where the pride of both the  Philippines and Argentina will be on the line .

The Freddie Roach/Angelo Reyes  trained Julaton is anxious to display her talents around the world and agreed to take the matchup in Marcos, hometown after her Promoter, Allan Tremblay, of Orion Sports Management, secured a contractual agreement from Marcos’ Promoter to agree to neutral officials for the contest under the sanctioning of the WBO. “Without this in place”, said Tremblay, “we would not have taken the fight. It was imperative to level the playing field and give Ana the best possible chance to succeed in what will be the toughest test of her career. Mr. Osvaldo Rivero, of K.O. International , Marcos’ Promoter, has been most gracious throughout the negotiation process for which I am appreciative. This is a much anticipated matchup that will test the skill and endurance of both these world class competitors.”

The bout will be televised in Argentina by TYC Sports and by the GMA Network in the Philippines and around the world on their International outlets. GMA has been a staunch backer of Julaton and is directly responsible for her soaring popularity within the Filipino Nation.

Without to the knowledgeable Mexican fans and open the door to some possible intriquing matchups involving other Mexican champions as the Womens market has exploded in that Country. Jualton  stated “ I want to show  the Boxing World that I will fight anyone, anywhere at any time and will do my utmost to represent the proud Filipina Nation in the great traditions that they come to expect”.

Allan Tremblay, President of Orion Sports says “ This event is done in association with my great partners at Yucatan Boxing and together we are proud to bring this World Championship fight to Kanasin, Yucatan. Further, I am pleased and proud to have reunited Ana Julaton with  The GMA Televsion Network  who have done so much to build her vast following both in the Philippines and indeed on a worldwide basis.”

GMA Chairman, Attorney, Felipe Gozon added “ We are excited about Ana Julatons next fight which we will be airing on the GMA Network in the Philippines, GMA New TV and GMA Pinoy TV worldwide. We have supported Anas boxing career from the beginning as we have always believed that she has the qualities of a Champion.

Omar “The Hurricane” Narvaez (35-1-2, 19KOs) will defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight title for the third time on March 31 against an opponent to be confirmed. The fight is likely going to happen at Luna Park in Buenos Aires or Trelew in Argentina. Last October in New York City, Narvaez moved up to the bantamweight division and suffered his first loss, by decision, to Nonito Donaire. Narvaez felt the weight was too heavy and he returned to the super flyweight division. Donaire moved up to super bantamweight.