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Embattled Judge CJ Ross Taking Leave of Absence

By Ryan Maquiñana

C.J. Ross, the Nevada judge who incredibly scored last Saturday’s unified junior middleweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez a 114-114 draw, has put herself on indefinite leave.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp, Ross sent an email to Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer which read, in part, “I will be taking some time off boxing but will keep in touch.”

Ross had the only wayward scorecard in a fight that most media--as well as the other two judges, Dave Moretti (116-112) and Craig Metcalfe (117-111)--had Mayweather comfortably ahead.  This writer scored the bout 119-109 for Mayweather, boxing’s current pound-for-pound king.

“I thought it was a joke,” Mayweather told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna after the fight, before taking a more measured tone at the postfight press conference.

Ross is no stranger to controversy; she was also one of the two judges who scored last summer’s WBO welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley 115-113 for Bradley, despite the overwhelming number of media feeling Pacquiao had won by a large margin.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mezoomozaa on 09-27-2013

Mayweather rules Boxing !! it is sad but true ! all this situation is an insult to the sport ! I don't agree with her scoring because I think Canelo won a UD and it was a robbery , but…

Comment by moonshineman on 09-27-2013

Please don't come back.

Comment by boxingfan76 on 09-18-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13760538]C.J. Ross, the Nevada judge who incredibly scored last Saturday’s unified junior middleweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez a 114-114 draw, has put herself on indefinite leave. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp,…

Comment by SaldanaCC on 09-18-2013

I had no idea she was a judge for pac-bradley!!!!! Whoever has her on payroll wanted floyd to loose but unlike pac he went toe to toe an dominated every minute of every round for 9 rounds if pac did…

Comment by Homervanderjazz on 09-18-2013

She has made her money thru kickbacks due to her awful decisions. She has prob won in her eyes and knows the media ****storm will die down. What we need is some investigative journalism to find out how much she…

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