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Honorio Banario thinks Eduard Folayang would beat Lowen Tynanes if they fight again

/ 06:32 PM January 29, 2019
Honorio Banario

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Filipino Honorio Banario couldn’t beat unbeaten American Lowen Tynanes last Friday, but the former ONE featherweight champion knows someone who could.

Banario believes ONE lightweight champion Eduard Folayang would deal Tynanes his first defeat if the two end up meeting again down the road.

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“He (Tynanes) barely landed a punch on the feet. Should he fight Eduard Folayang again we must focus on wrestling defense,” Banario said. “He’s the same fighter who fought Folayang in 2012. He’s excellent, but may have already reached his full potential.”

Tynanes stopped Folayang by TKO in the opening round back in 2012.

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But Banario thinks the result will be different if Folayang and Tynanes figure in a rematch.

Banario also took a first-round defeat to Tynanes last Friday in ONE: Hero’s Ascent at Mall of Asia Arena but he saw some things that could be exploited.

“I think he’s not as powerful as advertised. He’s not heavy on the ground when he comes to pin, but he positions himself really well,” Banario, who was booted out early of World Lightweight Grand Prix following the loss, explained.

“I think we’re even when it comes to jiu-jitsu. In my case I got caught in a crucifix. He has a great ground game, but it can be escaped from.”

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