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Julaton aims for boxing, MMA belts, says coach

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By Ivan Saldajeno

Angelo Reyes, the longtime coach of Ana Julaton, hinted at the possibility of his ward gunning for two world titles next year.

According to Reyes, who currently trains Julaton at the MP Training Club in Los Angeles for her MMA contest against Walaa Abbas next Friday, she will not just aim for the first One FC women's championship but another world boxing title too.

"The year 2015 will be a big year for Ana as she has plans to win another world boxing title and also challenge for the first ever One FC female belt,” Reyes said.

He also said that he was astonished to see the former two-time world boxing champ doing her training for both boxing and MMA.

"Ana Julaton is the best boxer in MMA today. To juggle two sports simultaneously is amazing to witness from such a humble and hardworking person," said Reyes.

If she succeeds, Julaton's feat would be a first in combat sports history.

Julaton is being joined in training by fellow Fil-American MMA fighter Brandon Vera, who will also see action in next Friday's One FC games at the Mall of Asia Arena.