The 31-year-old Filipino-American boxing champion Ana Julaton, known in the combat sport as “The Hurricane”, pulled a successful comeback in the ring against Mexican bet Yolanda “La Negra” Segura, who, despite an almost unblemished record of seven knock outs in eight wins, proved only a boxing junior to survive the catastrophic blow of Julaton.
In a match billed, “Laban ng Lahi presents Bagyo Sa Mexico 2: Ana Julaton versus Yolanda Segura,” Filipino boxing fans will witness the Philippine television premiere of the duel staged in Kanasin, Yucatan, Mexico last May 4. The match will air exclusively on GMA Channel 7 this Sunday, May 27, at 11:05 AM before Party Pilipinas.
The 25-year-old Segura, though backed with a home court advantage, failed to establish her power punching rhythm and finished the 10-round fight behind on points from Julaton. The female Mexican boxer was also fined one fourth of her earnings for weighing four pounds heavier than the set weight limit.
Julaton, meanwhile, made an impressive win in the second sequel of her three-fight deal with GMA Network.
The first ever Filipina boxer to bag several world titles and make it to the list of 100 Most Influential Filipinas in 2009, with a score card of 10 wins, one knock out, and three losses, Julaton reclaimed her throne as one of the best female fighters of the renowned sport.
“We all learn as we go and that will not happen again,” Julaton said in reference to her loss via unanimous decision to Yesica Marcos of Argentina last March. “This is all about winning. I owe my Filipino fans around the world the title back and that is my mission.”
Making her way back to the ring in better shape just six weeks from the loss, Julaton displayed pure boxing excellence before the Mexican natives and millions of Filipino followers almost half-way across the globe from Mexico.
Don’t miss the blow-by-blow ring action as Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton brings Filipino pride to greater heights. The boxing special “Laban ng Lahi presents Bagyo Sa Mexico 2: Ana Julaton versus Yolanda Segura” airs this Sunday, May 27, 11:05AM on GMA Network.