Former 154 lbs. contender Luis Resto, best known for his involvement in the Billy Collins Jr. glove tampering scandal, has been officially denied a license as a Boxing Second by the New York State Athletic Commission.
Determining factors in the commission’s decision included Resto’s 1986 conviction for Assault in the Second Degree combined with the NYSAC’s mission to protect the safety and welfare of boxers and whether granting a license is consistent with the public interest and in the best interest of boxing.
“The decision of the commission is disappointing considering the time served in prison by Mr. Resto and his subsequent remorse. I wonder if there was a financial or political gain to be made by the NYSAC; would the outcome have been different?” commented movie director Eric Drath, who profiled Resto’s story in the 2009 film Assault In The Ring.
Resto’s application and license fee were submitted to the NYSAC in association with the Aaron Davis Boxing Gym in the Bronx.