Saturday, July 30, 2011

AJ Banal vs Tyson Cave Video


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Lapu-Lapu City – There is a thin line between being entertaining and being irritating. I'm not really sure at what point Tyson Cave crossed the line. But the boos got louder as the fight progressed. Cave tried to get inside AJ Banal's head. He also managed to enrage the thousands in attendance.

The two southpaws played cat and mouse. Cave did more clowning that fighting. He was a slippery customer and Banal had difficulty landing a clean shot.

As the rounds passed, Banal did deliver the harder punches. Cave would turn and get hit in the buttocks. There was holding and pushing and other extra-curricular activites. Referee Tony Pesons had a hard time maintaining order. Cave moved, danced and clinched. What Cave didn't realize was that you don't get points for making the other guy miss. Punches score points.

In the fifth, a clash of heads opened acut on the corner of Banal's right eyebrow. Blood poured out of the wound and Banal continued to press. Wrestling sequences ensued and Banal was thrown to the canvas on several occasions. They traded low blows and the crowd 's jeers got louder. Cave's attempts at offense were few and far in between.

The Bazooka from Ermita tried to fight, the Prince of Hali tried to run and hold. In the 8th, the bleeding got worse and ring physician Dr. Jose Unabia recommended the fight stoppage. The scorecards read 79-73, 78-74 and 78-74 all for Banal who retains his WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight title.

Insults from the crowd were directed into Cave's corner. One of Cave's gloves was thrown into the crowd apparently by one of his cornermen. Cave wanted the Cebuanos to remember him; this fight sealed his infamy.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Banal Picks Up Lopsided Decision Over Beranza

AJ “Bazooka” Banal won a lopsided ten round unanimous decision against rough and rugged Mexican Jose Angel Beranza at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

ALA boxing patron Tony Aldeguer told,, Standard Today and Viva Sports that Banal out-boxed Beranza who reminded him somewhat of Panama’s Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion who scored a stunning 10th round knockout over Banal in Cebu in 2008 but that this time Banal handled his opponent impressively and won by a wide margin despite having been deducted one point for a low blow.


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Sunday, February 1, 2009

AJ Banal bounces back, KO's Manakane!

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AJ Banal was impressive on his comeback fight after suffering his first defeat last June.

He displayed ring generalship to sneak bombs against his Indonesian opponent Nouldy Manakane. The game Manakane fought like a warrior but being a warrior alone couldn't help him to penetrate the improved defense of Banal.

Banal crushed Manakane in the 4th round with 1-2 combinations and was helpless on the canvass which the referee halted the fight. AJ Banal improved to 18 wins, 1 loss & 1 draw while Manakane fell to 17-8-1.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Concepcion upsets Banal!!!!

Photo by Dong Secuya /Philboxing

After an slow start, Rafael Concepcion came back strong in the late rounds to shock the crowd by stopping AJ Banal on the 10 round. The favored Banal was visibly exhausted due to the body works of Concepcion.

It was a seesaw battle until Concepcion's body work took effect on the late rounds. Banal was dropped on the 10 round and wasn't able to beat the count.

Below is the fight video - Round 9 and 10: