Sunday, December 2, 2007

Banal KO's Soto in nine!

AJ Banal patiently waiting for openings unleashed a well-timed counter right hook that sent Jovanny Soto to the canvas in round 9. Soto was able to beat the 10 count, but Banal continued his non-stop assault to the defenseless Mexican warrior that forced the referee to halt the fight.

AJ Banal controlled the entire fight using his superior speed and footwork. In the early rounds Banal punished Soto with straight lefts to the center before mixing with bodyshots and crisp hooks.

Banal still undefeated, improved to 16-0-1 with 13 KOs, while Soto dropped to 25-8-2.

Banal - Soto - round 9

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Manila weigh in: AJ Banal 115 - Jovanny Soto 115

Manila - Pinoy prospect AJ "Bazooka" Banal and his Mexican counterpart Jovanny "Bambino' Soto easily make weight at the superflyweight limit of 115 lbs for WBO Asia Pacific Youth superflyweight title tomorrow.

The Banal-Soto bout is the main undercard of Rey Bautista's comeback fight against Antonio Meza of Mexico.

*image courtesy of Philboxing/Dong Secuya