"Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison, not to Princeton."
"To me, boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music and the dancers hit each other."
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Mayweather bout judge stepping away from ring By KEN RITTER, Associated Press
In this photo taken Saturday, Sept. 14, 2012, boxing judge Cynthia
C.J. Ross, left, waits to hand her scorecard to the referee after the
seventh round of the fight between Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather
Jr. in Las Vegas. Ross is temporarily stepping away from the ring after
drawing widespread criticism for scoring the fight a draw when two other
judges scored Mayweather the clear winner.
Photo: Eric Jamison
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A veteran Nevada boxing judge who drew widespread criticism after scoring a weekend title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez a draw is giving up her ringside job, at least temporarily.
scored the world 152-pound title fight a 114-114 draw on Saturday
night, but Mayweather won a majority decision after two other judges
scored Mayweather the clear winner. Those scorecards had the fight
116-112 and 117-111 for Mayweather, who remained an undefeated 45-0.
Ross also drew attention as one of two judges who scored Timothy Bradley the winner in a controversial split-decision welterweight title bout over Manny Pacquiao in June 2012 in Las Vegas.
State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer said Wednesday he respected Ross' decision to take time off and appreciated her more than 20 years of service to boxing.
a retired casino surveillance official and mechanical designer, said she has been scoring fights for 22 years and estimated that she had
judged more than 30 previous championship bouts.
She defended her scoring of the 12-round Mayweather-Alvarez fight.
Ross said she thought second-guessing on social media has changed boxing.