Embattled Mayweather-Canelo Judge C.J. Ross Steps Down

Source: Dan Rafael / ESPN

C.J. Ross, the embattled boxing judge whose draw scorecard from Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez junior middleweight championship fight ignited a firestorm of controversy, has stepped down.

Ross, 64, of Las Vegas, sent Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer an email on Tuesday saying that she would step away from the sport she has judged for more than 20 years.

“I will be taking some time off from boxing but will keep in touch,” Ross wrote.

Ross turned in a scorecard that read 114-114 for Mayweather-Alvarez, by far the sport’s biggest fight this year. It seemed everyone else viewed the fight as one-sided in favor of Mayweather, who won by majority decision. The two other judges scored the fight for Mayweather 117-111 and 116-112, also too close in the eyes of many but clearly a victory for Mayweather, the world’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter.

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