Judge in Floyd vs Canelo, Pacquiao vs Bradley gets flak
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- After the contentious scoring at the Mayweather vs. Canelo bout, Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) judge, CJ Ross, is “under fire”.
Days after the dispute, Ross is taking some time off from boxing after making headlines for giving Floyd Mayweather, Jr., a score of 114 while also giving a score of 114 to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
In an email sent by NSAC director Keith Kizer, he says Ross will be taking some time off from boxing assignments.
Kizer says that Ross has been with the NSAC for over 20 years and that he respects her decision to take time off.
“We respect her decision, and appreciate her love of the sport she has served for over 20 years.”
Ross was also among the boxing judges during the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight in June of 2012. Ross scored 113-115, in favor of Bradley, and partly caused Pacquiao’s stunning loss that left a surprising impression in the boxing world.
Meanwhile, the majority of Pinoys in the valley expressed their dismay over Ross' controversial scoring style especially now that Pacquiao is not fighting in Sin City this coming November.
“I watched that fight everybody is complaining about that judge, the one who judged Pacquiao fight, it's a big mistake you know,” says boxing fan George delos Santos.
“Kase parang hindi nya alam yung ginagawa niya,” says Angie Endrinal.
“Para sakin if you don’t know how to judge, wag na lang, doon ka na lang sa tabe, just be an spectator na lang. Kesa at least ma-apektuhan yung mga totoong talent’ di mailabas nung mga boxingero kase may mga konting anomalyang nangyayari. That's politics already, wala kang magagawa dun,” says Neil Correa.
Bradley is scheduled to face Juan Manuel Marquez on October 12 in Nevada. Pacquiao will slug it out with Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on November 24th in Macau.