Former world champ Ana Julaton retires from combat sports

first_imgCabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Ana Julaton in the One Championship. Contributed PhotoFormer boxing world champion Ana Julaton has decided to step away from the sweet science and mixed martial arts after a professional career that spanned more than 10 years.Julaton announced her retirement Thursday through a lengthy message her Instagram account, saying that it was time for her to leave the world of combat sports while thanking those who helped her along the way.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters NU ends Sacred Heart’s Cinderella run, faces La Salle Greenhills in NBTC finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next She extended her gratitude to long time promoter Allan Tremblay, Bellator President Scott Coker and promoter Lou DiBella as well as Heather Hardy, her last opponent in Bellator.“As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I’m confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena,” wrote Julaton.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for thank you.”Julaton became the WBO World Female super bantamweight champion in June 2010 before she lost to Yesica Patricia Marcos in March of 2012.Although she signed with MMA promotion ONE Championship in 2014, she was still a professional boxer until her last fight in the ring in March 2017 that ended in a draw against Maria Jose Nuñez.Julaton finished her boxing career 14-4-3, while her MMA stint was a lackluster one, ending at 2-4 including three straight losses in her final bouts.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Jury selection begins in trial of alleged spy

first_img“Do you have a sense about the immigration of Chinese people into Southern California?” defense attorney Ronald Kaye asked a woman who was among about 75 prospects questioned. “I work with Asians so I feel that they are hardworking people,” said the woman, who appeared to be of Southeast Asian descent. The Chinese-born defendant, Chi Mak, 66, a U.S. citizen since 1985, is accused of conspiracy to export U.S. defense secrets to China, possession of property in aid of a foreign government and failure to register as a foreign agent. He could get more than 50 years in prison, if convicted. Kaye asked several prospective jurors about their opinions on the Chinese economy, military and history including Mao Zedong. “They’re going to be stronger and stronger as time goes by. … Obviously that could be a problem in the future,” said man who identified himself as a supermarket employee. He was dismissed. The defense also excused a woman whose father served in the Korean War, a woman who remarked about China’s “huge market” for goods, and an infrastructure technology worker who expressed concern about China’s use of resources. Mak was an engineer at Power Paragon, an Anaheim-based subsidiary of L-3 Communications, the nation’s sixth-largest defense company. According to prosecutors, Mak took documents from Power Paragon, copied them to computer disks and encrypted them with the help of his brother, Tai Wang Mak of Alhambra, and nephew, Billy Mak, before trying to pass them to a Chinese contact. Tai Mak and his wife, Fuk Heung Li, were arrested in 2005 at the Los Angeles airport as they were about to fly to China. Li, Tai Mak, Billy Mak and Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, the wife of Chi Mak, have all pleaded not guilty to the same charges as Chi Mak and await trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – Prospective jurors were questioned Tuesday for service in the federal trial of a Chinese-American engineer from Downey accused of stealing military secrets and conspiring to send them to China. The judge and attorneys asked about a wide range of issues including views on immigration, China’s role in the world, the U.S. Navy, protection of military technology and occupations. U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney asked an elderly Asian woman if she would have difficulty being impartial. “I’m from Taiwan so China is … against us,” said the woman, who also referred to China as “my enemy.” The judge dismissed her. last_img read more