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

Montgomery to lead Refs for CAF Assignment

first_imgLiberia’s best FIFA badge referee, Isaac Montgomery is expected to lead a team of Liberian referees to officiate the crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Mauritania and the Gambia on March 25.Following their failure to officiate in the CAF Club competition preliminary, the local league best referee Montgomery along with three other Liberian match officials have been given a Nation’s Cup engagement by the Confederation of African Football.Montgomery, Elisha Johnson, Francis Sannoh and Jerry Yekeh will handle the first leg match between Mauritania and Gambia at the Office Du Complexe Olympique of Nouakchott.Montgomery will serve as center referee, while his compatriots Johnson and Sannoh will run the lines as assistant referees one and two respectively and Jerry Yekeh will serve as fourth official.They are expected to depart the country for Nouakchott, Mauritania a week prior to the match. Their trip to Mauritania will be the second assignment for Liberian referees after the Ebola crisis.Last year, four Liberian referees handled a U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match between the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more