@zill0678: Gohan is drawn as a SSJ in the manga and he displays none of the characteristics of a SSJ2. Lightning is drawn consistently on SSJ2s in manga, and AT drew both Goku and Vegeta as SSJ2s on the following page. It does not make much sense in-unvirse for why Gohan would only fought as SSJ, but he was definitely a SSJ nonetheless.
You keep saying that. But it doesn't make it true, there is no reason at all that Gohan would be a SSJ and not a SSJ2. The most likely explanation is that AT simply forgot to add the lightening to him. And as Dabura is beating Gohan anyway, it is hardly relevant.
Not to mention that Dabura was explicitly stated to be close to Cell in power. The weakest here will likely be Bojack or Hatchiyack as Bojack was one shotted by SSJ2 Gohan and Hatchiyack didn't even require a SSJ2 transformation to be killed.
At drew both Goku and Vegeta as SSJ2s on the following the page, so you cant really chalk it up to him forgetting.Yes, it doesn't really make much sense for why Gohan wouldn't use SSJ2, but the fact is that he was explicitly drawn as SSJ and displayed no SSJ2 characteristics. Its not just the lightning, but his aura is that of regular MSSJ.
And neither did Broly though.
I also forgot to mention that Gohan turns SSJ2 at the World Tournament prior to his fight with Dabura, again re-enforcing his level during the Dabura fight, and the idea that AT simply forgot the lightening as Gohan's hair is the same during the Dabura fight as when he transforms into a SSJ2 at the tournament and again if he was losing to Dabura he wouldn't stay a SSJ.