Fight Synopsis:

See in a video here how AJ “Bazooka” Banal became one of the Pinoy pugilists who outpointed all their foreign opponents in the boxing fest ambitiously called “INVASION: Philippines Against the World” staged at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Banal’s fight against Carl Herrera was held on the 6th of April this year. He made the Filipinos proud immediately so watch the video as this duel was the first bout of the boxing event. Witness the trade of punches in the video of the first three rounds. The rampage in the ring went on with the usual explosive hits switchings between the two fighters. The referee stopped fight in the 4th of the 12-round bout. A flurry of punches to the face sent Herrera for a standing eight-count in the 3rd round! The technical knockout was clocked at 1:18 into the 4th round.

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Fight Synopsis:

AJ “Bazooka” Banal ruled in the boxing event tag as “PAYBACK: Resbak para sa Kababayan” where he became the last one standing in the ring. AJ victimized Mexican Bambino Soto via KO in the 9th round at the Araneta Coliseum. Shown here is a video of the December 02, 2007 dust of the battles. Watch how the formidable ALA Gym jewel, Banal snatched victory from the Mexican’s clutches way back when the fight had just started. The second round was more of a trade of punches between the two boxers. As one may observed when you watch the video of the full fight, the two had contrasting fight styles.

By the next rounds the fight progressed through a fierce exchange. As shown in the video, Soto has the reach and height advantage but his defense openings were an easy target for Banal’s powerful jabs. This went on till the fight had its closure one round shy of the planned tenure of the duel. Despite the eight round being Soto’s, AJ Banal rocked’ the body and the head of his opponent. The Filipino boxer further sealed his win by releasing a perfect right hand send Soto sprawling in the canvas. Banal went for a kill when his rival tried to regain his composure. His blows send Soto staggering in his corner to end the fight.

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Fight Synopsis:

In Cebu City Waterfront Hotel, Lahug, Cebu City, Philippines, AJ Banal stopped Esau Gaona barely a minute on the first round. In this September 30, 2007 bout, he grabbed the WBO Asia Pacific Youth super flyweight title. The Filipino was not bothered by the fact that his opponent was a knockout artist. Watch here in the video below how Gaona dropped to the mat when the fight was barely starting. His brawl shown here in the full fight video below was a shame to his record of 16 wins in his 20 career fights, and six by way of knockout. Banal staggered Gaona in the first round by a short right, followed by a shot that shook him to his heels to end the supposed to be ten round boxing duel.

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Fight Synopsis:

Watch here a slow motion replay of the counter right hook by AJ Banal. This release gave Banal the victory in this supposed to be six-round fight at one of the undercards in World Cup of Boxing in Arco Arena, Sacramento. This August 11, 2007 boxing duel was the third winning fight for the Philippine delegation. See here in a video of the first round how the Mexicans became so desperate not to suffer another loss.

But Banal cause another upset for Mexican fans when he continued his winning streak in the boxing scene. Cardenas, a last minute replacement was an easy target to the Filipino’s explosive blows. He failed to stop Banal with his powerless punches. He was lucky to survive in the first two rounds. But watch here in a video of the third round his end when Banal countered a missed punch with a picture-perfect right hook to the chin that crushed the Mexican fighter. AJ ,young as he was added another feather in his cap in this win of his by virtue of a third round knockout.

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