Harvey "Candy Man" Jolley proved too slick for Mika Gergen as he took a unanimous decision win from "The Samoan Destroyer" by making good use of his superior speed and accurate jab on April 29 in Imperial Beach, California.
The card was put on by Bobby D Presents in front of an announced 900 fans at Blanca's Hall. Gergen, a powerful left hooker, wasn't able to cut off the ring properly as Jolley stayed outside of his range and proceeded to land stinging shots that swelled Gergen's eye.
Jolley dropped Gergen in the second round with a right hand which embarassed Gergen more than actually hurting him. Jolley, fighting at 198 pounds and a fifty pound disadvantage, literally boxed circles around Gergen to come away with scores of 59-54, 57-56 and 58-55. Jolley improved his record to 6-2-3, 3 KO's. Gergen dropped to10-5-1, 8 KO's.
On the undercard, Anthony Salcido of Chula Vista got an unpopular decision win over Yair Aguilar of Culiacan, Sinaloa. Salcido came out strong in the first round but looked out of sorts as he quickly started to lose steam. A right by Aguilar dropped Salcido in the third round. Aguilar seemingly controlled the action from then on. Salcido looked like he was on his way to his first loss. The judges disagreed as Benny Ricardo announced the decision which was met by a chorus of booing. Salcido remains undefeated with his record now (12-0, 7 KOs). Aguilar's record dropped to (6-9, 4 KOs).
In the opener, featherweight Robert Vazquez took a four round decision over a very game Gamaliel Gallegos of Fallbrook, California. It was a spirited fight with both men landing their share but it was Vazquez's right that made the difference as he busted up Gallegos' right eye which was left badly swollen by the fight's end. Gallegos loses in his pro debut and Vazquez's record improves to 2-1.
Other bouts: A mild upset occurred as San Diego's Israel Ornelas (8-2-1, 4KO) lost a majority decision to Gerardo Arcos (5-1-1, 2KO) in a welterweight encounter. Featherweight Daniel Lomeli improved to 3-0 with his win over Everardo Crespo (1-2). Scores were 40-36 (twice) and 39-37.
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