Punishment:Boxer Luis Resto was banned for 15 years, and cornerman Panama Lewis was banned for life.
Level of penalty:Not harsh enough
Bottom line: Undefeated prospect Billy Collins Jr. lost a 10-round decision to Luis Resto on June 16, 1983, and after the fight, Resto’s gloves were found to be lighter than the legal limit by one ounce each, and Resto’s hands were wrapped with illegal medical plaster, giving him more power.
Resto ended Collins’ career with the damage he caused to his face, and Collins killed himself one year later.
In 1986, Resto and trainer Panama Lewis were convicted of assault, weapon possession and conspiracy, with Lewis also convicted of tampering with a sporting contest.
Resto went to prison for three years, and Lewis went for six years.