Ana “Hurricane” Julaton has retained her WBO Female super bantamweight title with a comfortable win over Jessica Villafranca in Yucatan, Mexico on Saturday. All three judges had the 31 year old Julaton the winner with Levi Martinez scoring it 97-92, Victor Salomon 96-93 and Alejandro Lopez Cid 98-91 despite the fact that referee Miguel Angel Canul deducted a point from Julaton in round six for holding and hitting behind the head.
With the win the popular Daly City based Filipina improved to 10-2-1 with 1 knockout while the 18 year old Villafranca dropped to -12-4 with 6 knockouts.
Julaton won the vacant title with a split ten round decision over Maria Elena Villalobos on June 30, 2010. This was her second title defense and her fourth victory since losing to Lisa Brown in a lopsided decision on March 27, 2010.
Villafranca was coming off a loss to Kaliesha West in a WBO Female bantamweight title fight last August 20.