Fil-Am Julaton prepares for title fight

Posted at 02/04/2011 3:58 PM | Updated as of 02/04/2011 8:15 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-American boxing champion Ana Julaton is busy preparing for her title defense later this month.

The World Boxing Organization (WBO) female super bantamweight champion began sparring at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

She is being trained by no less than Manny Pacquiao's coach, Freddie Roach.

According to Examiner.com, Julaton started sparring five 3-minute rounds with former light flyweight world champion Rodel Mayol.

The Fil-Am boxer is set to defend her crown against top contender Frenchesca Alcanter at the Craneway Pavillon in Point Richmond on February 25. – With a report from ANC