Erbito Salavarria vs. Betulio Gonzalez

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1971-11-20 : Erbito Salavarria 112 lbs drew with Betulio Gonzalez 112 lbs by PTS in round 15 of 15

The Venezuelan judge scores for Gonzalez, Filipino judge for Salavarria. Neutral referee and scoring judge Mills Lane scores the bout even. Immediately after the fight, the Zulia State Commission announced that Gonzalez should be named champion because Salavarria had used an illegal substance. The Zulia Commission confiscated a bottle from Salavarria's corner and forwarded it to the WBC. On December 29, 1971, the WBC stripped Salavarria of the title citing use of a stimulant in his "sugar water" by Salavarria. Gonzalez declined the title.