Manager Carlos (Panama) Lewis has been banned from boxing and welterweight boxer Luis Resto suspended at least a year by the New York State Athletic Commission, which found that Resto's gloves had been tampered with in a June 16 fight at Madison Square Garden.
Lewis also trains Aaron Pryor and worked with Roberto Duran and Vito Antuofermo.
The second's license of Resto cornerman Pedro Alvarado also was revoked permanently and Resto's victory over Billy Collins was declared a no-decision.
An NYSAC investigation determined that Resto used illegal gloves in decisioning previously unbeaten Collins on the undercard of Duran's victory over Davey Moore. Collins suffered multiple facial injuries.
Lewis and Alvarado each testified that they inspected the gloves carefully before putting them on Resto and found nothing wrong. Investigation revealed, however, that the gloves had less than an ounce of fiber and both gloves were slit three-quarters of an inch . . .
Michael Dokes' second defense of the WBA heavyweight title will be against Gerrie Coetzee, in September; site pending. Promoter Don King announced this plus a Hector Camacho-Rafael Limon fight Aug. 7 in Puerto Rico or Las Vegas for the 130-pound title the WBC lifted from Bobby Chacon . . .
Kenny Leonard, brother of Sugar Ray Leonard, has become a fight promoter, and his first card will feature a 10-rounder between Lloyd (Honey Boy) Taylor of Southeast Washington and Magic Shannon, Northern Virginia champion, for the tri-state welterweight championship; July 9 at Novak Field House, Prince George's Community College . . .
Washington welterweight Maurice Blocker has moved into the main-event ranks in Atlantic City, at 12-0, eight knockouts, now No. 8 in the U.S. Boxing Association 147-pound listing. Blocker will fight Danny Paul (18-5) of Detroit at the Tropicana Tuesday night, 10 rounds.