Ana Julaton, another female champion boxer making waves in the MMA world, will look to come back for the fourth time in the One Championship ring against Irina Mazepa on December 11, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines
Mazepa is no pushover. Even if she had only competed once in One Championship, she was able to beat Julaton’s nemesis – Ann Osman.
Here are some questions that Julaton answered leading to her fight in One Championship: Spirit of Champions:
- What was your thought about the upcoming fight against Irina Mazepa?
It was the fight that was supposed to happen last year and she wasn’t to pull it off because of an injury down when I had to fight in Dubai. That was when Ann Osman stepped in. So I mean, it was a fight that was ready to be made and I’m glad it was happening in Manila. I am looking forward to this fight, I’m pumped!
2. Irina Mazepa debuted impressively with a first round KO of Ann Osman. What do you think about that fight?
Irina Mazepa is a powerful striker for sure. To see what she did to Osman in Malaysia in front of a sold-out hometown crowd was spectacular and proved Mazepa can fight and has no pressure as the visitor. But even when she won the fight, my heart didn’t skip a beat. I mean I was looking for it anyhow, she has really good game.
3. Did you learn about Mazepa watching that fight?
I know that she’s strong, she’s experienced in the stand-up but I also know too that she’s limited in certain areas and I see that as an advantage on my side.
4. What have you been working on since your last fight?
I’ve stayed busy at at Bishop Gorman, training four times a week to integrate grappling techniques to my overall game. I worked hard with my coach, Ricky Lundell, who has helped me improve my ground game. I’m got to credit a lot to my team, and my coach is super organised, and he knows which buttons to push to make me want to work.
5. What are your plans after this fight against Irina Mazepa?
I got a couple fights left with ONE Championship and I’m looking forward in finishing off with some really, really homerun knockout performances. Like when I take care of Irina, I wanna call Ann Osman like you know, it’s up to the play. I really finish your job and I was going in and continue with our job and then let’s get it on.