CEBU CITY – Two days before their civil wedding, pro boxer AJ “Bazooka” Banal and his fiancée figured in a vehicular accident following a collision with another motorcycle Tuesday afternoon.
Banal and his girlfriend, Junvic Carabaña, 30, suffered cuts and bruises but none of their injuries reportedly were life-threatening.
A boxer for the ALA boxing gym, Banal, who was driving the motorcycle, and his future wife had just visited the Cebu City Hall to finalize their union tomorrow and were on their way to a gown shop when a speeding motorcycle ran a red light, triggering the accident.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will officiate the wedding which will proceed as scheduled.
The driver of the other vehicle remains unidentified.
The 24-year-old boxer, with 28 wins, two losses and a draw, is supposed to return to the ring on Nov. 13 against a still to be named opponent. (Mars Mosqueda Jr.)