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ANA JULATON VS. YAZMIN RIVAS IN THE WORKS FOR MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO UNDERCARD?

By Ben Thompson | July 16, 2013
ANA JULATON VS. YAZMIN RIVAS IN THE WORKS FOR MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO UNDERCARD?

Sources close to the information have informed us that there's a strong possibility that three-time world champion Ana Julaton could be facing current IBF bantamweight champion Yazmin Rivas on the undercard of the highly-anticipated showdown between undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and undefeated jr. middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Both women are said to be training vigorously with the expectation that they will be fighting on September 14. "I have been training very hard and I'm ready to put on a great performance, wherever that may be," Julaton commented when asked about the possibility of the fight.

Though Julaton did not confirm nor deny the report, all signs point to a potential clash with Rivas on September 14. In fact, one source stated, "it's one of a few fights they're working on." According to recent reports, Golden Boy Promotions was already looking to stage the American debut of the popular Mexican Rivas, the 2012 IBF Female Fighter of the Year who fights under the Canelo Promotions banner. Furthermore, for the past few months now, Julaton, the female fighting Pride of the Philippines, has been making regular visits to the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether or not those visits will turn into an appearance on Mayweather's undercard remains to be seen, however, Showtime Sports Executive Vice-President Stephen Espinoza hinted that Julaton could soon be making an appearance on the network when he tweeted, "We'll do something fairly soon...right, Ana?" To which, Julaton replied, "Yes sir! =)"

Already recognized as the first Filipino-American boxer to win the women's WBO and IBA super bantamweight titles, as well as one of the quickest boxers to ever win a world title (after only 6 bouts), it would be a historic moment for Julaton should she appear on the Mayweather vs. Canelo pay-per-view card. On top of that, given Julaton's own popularity in the Philippines, the September 14 event would heavily tap into all of the boxing markets by adding the Mexico vs. Phillipines female bout.

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