December 16th 2017-Makati Cinema Square Boxing Arena, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines
AJ Banal (34-2-1, 23) vs Jason Egera (23-18-1, 11)
Last December Filipino fight fans had the chance to see the once touted AJ Banal take on Jason Egera in Metro Manila.
(Video courtesy of Rappler)
May 13th 2018-SM City North EDSA Skydome , Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
AJ Banal (35-2-1, 23) vs Master Suro (12-13-1, 2)
This past weekend fans got the chnce to see formef world title challenger AJ Banal battle against Indonesian foe Master Suro.
May 16th 2009-Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
AJ Banal (18-1-1,15) vs Mbwana Matumla (18-3, 10)
In 2009 Filipino hopeful AJ Banal took on Tanzania's Mbwana Matumla.
February 24th 2007-Cebu City Sports Complex, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
AJ Banal (11-0-1, 9) vs Komrit Lukkuongmuekol (15-2, 11)
In 2007 the then unbeaten and touted AJ Banal battled against Thailand's little known Komrit Lukkuongmuekol.
March 24th 2012-Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
AJ Banal (26-1-1, 19) vs Raul Hidalgo (13-5, 9)
In 2012 exciting Filipino AJ Banal battled Raul Hidalgo.
July 30th 2011-Hoops Dome, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines
AJ Banal (24-1-1, 19) vs Tyson Cave (15-1, 5)
Filipino fighter AJ Banal may never have lived up to his early expectation but he has mixed with some solid fighters, one of whom was Tyson Cave, who he fought in July 2011.
October 20th 2012-SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Pungluang Sor Singyu (42-1, 27) Vs AJ Banal (28-1-1, 20)
In 2012 hardcore fans had the chance to see an intriguing bout between Thailand's then little known Pungluang Sor Singyu [ผึ้งหลวง ส.สิงห์อยู่] and highly touted Filipino AJ Banal. The bout, for the then vacant WBO Bantamweight title, looked brilliant on paper, with both men having just a single loss to their name, and given their styles we were expecting something very fun to watch.
Indonesia boxing hasn't been great recently. In the last 18 months Daud Cino Yordan has lost to Simpiwe Vetyeka and strugled past Daniel Eduardo Brizuela and Sipho Taliwe whilst Chris John has retired after defeat, also to Vetyeka. The one postitive for Indonesian boxing has been the rise of the heavy handed Defry Palulu who has looked genuinely promising.
To date Palulu has lost just once. A second round KO to Filipino AJ Banal, a former world title challenger and highly ranked contender.
The bout, the toughest of Palulu's career, came too early for him and although he dropped Banal in round 1 the Filipino used his experience to come back stop Palulu with body shots.
For Banal the win has certainly helped him extend his career though some would suspect that he got Palulu at the right time and that the Indonesian hopefully will improve as he matures and develops experience. The ay have been a loss for Palulu but we'd certainly suggesting keeping an eye on him as well as Banal who will remain a contender for a while longer.
(Video courtesy of Jerome Galanida Naldoza)
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