On the same card as Takashi Miura's excellent WBC Super Featherweight title defence against Sergio Thompson there was also a bout for Filipino American fighter Ana Julaton (12-4-1, 2).
Julaton, a former WBO female Super Bantamweight champion was fighting for the first time in over a year as she took on Celina Salazar (5-1-2, 1). Unfortunately the ring rust and inactivity didn't help Julaton, who had promised "fireworks in Cancun", and she was out pointed by her less experienced American opponent.
It wasn't all bad for former world champions however and in Australia former WIBA Minimumweight champion Gretchen Abaniel (13-4, 4) swiftly dispatched Thai opponent Fahpratan Looksaikongdin (7-6) who was stopped inside a round by the talented Filipino. This was Abaniel's third successive victory after a trio of defeats at the world level in 2011-2012.