2001-02-24 Derrick Gainer w pts 12 Victor Polo, Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida, USA - WBA
2001-02-24 Derrick Gainer w pts 12 Victor Polo, Ice Palace, Tampa, Florida, USA - WBA. Referee: Brian Garry. Scorecards: 115-112, 118-109, 113-114. Circling the ring, displaying excellent hand-speed while using his jab to good effect to tot up points, Gainer (125½) appeared to win handily against a challenger who was made to look pedestrian for much of the time in a battle of southpaws. How one of the judges scored against Gainer was amazing, especially after he dropped Polo (125¾) with a long left in the 11th to produce a 10-8 round and had outboxed a man who consistently came forward without achieving too much. At best, the solid, upright Polo won two rounds, the third and tenth, but in making the fight two of the judges could possibly have been influenced by the crowd who got behind the Colombian at every opportunity.