After failing during his first world title shot, AJ “Bazooka” Banal will get another crack as the negotiation for a fight against Thai slugger Pungluang Sor Singyu progresses.
Aldeguer said that they are still negotiating with Thailand’s One Songchai Promotions on when and where to stage the fight between the two exciting young boxers.
One Songchai Promotions, which is the biggest boxing promoter in Thailand that handles Singyu, wants the fight to be held in Thailand on September 21, while ALA Promotions is pushing for the fight to be held on September 22 or 29 in Manila.
Aldeguer said that ALA Promotions is looking to stage the fight in the historic Araneta Coliseum or the newly-built SM MOA Arena, but he clarified that if negotiations get out of hand, they are ready to face the 23-year-old Thai on his home turf.
“Nothing has been finalized yet as it has been a very difficult negotiation because of the fact that we both want the fight to be held in our respective countries and One Songchai is the biggest promoter in Thailand,” Aldeguer said in an interview with Sun Star Cebu.
The famed Filipino promoter is confident that Banal, who has not tasted defeat after losing to Rafael Concepcion on his first world title fight in 2008, can handle Singyu, who despite his age, can be considered as a seasoned veteran.
Singyu holds an impressive 41-1 record with 26 of his victories coming via knockout with his lone defeat coming from Stephane Jamoye, who escaped with a split decision during their bout three years ago.
With Singyu’s reputation and Banal’s hunger for a world title, Aldeguer is expecting an action-packed showdown with the fighter who wants it more will emerge victorious.
“Singyu is a technical fighter that can either brawl or box. AJ is a versatile fighter too so it can be an interesting fight,” Aldeguer said. “The guy Sor Singyu has an impressive record and fought more times than AJ. It depends as to who wants it more.”
Banal is coming off an impressive first-round KO win over Raul Hidalgo last March in Cebu City.
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