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NSAC Head: Adalaide Byrd Not Suspended, Expect Her Back Soon

Contrary to numerous reports, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, Bob Bennett, has confirmed that controversial boxing judge Adalaide Byrd is not under any form of suspension.

Byrd was highly criticized and came under heavy fire for her 118-110 scorecard in favor of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in last month's showdown with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout ended in a split draw, with the other two judges scoring it 114-114 for the draw and 115-113 for Golovkin.

This was not the first time where Byrd issued controversial scorecard in her career.

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Byrd's scorecard was so outrageous that even Canelo's own promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, disagreed with her view of the fight. - which saw Golovkin only win two rounds

There was a loud outcry for Byrd to suffer the same fate as C.J. Ross, who was banned from scoring high profile fights after issuing controversial scorecards for the first Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight in 2012 and the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo in 2013.

That will not happen, says Bennett.

“She’s not on suspension,” Bennett said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We’ve rewatched the fight (Canelo-Golovkin) together and we went over her scorecard. We decided it would be best if she took a break. We’re expecting her back soon.”

Bennett would not confirm if Byrd will be judging high profile fights when she returns.

“That’s undecided at this point,” Bennett said. “It was one bad night. We want her to be OK mentally and then we’ll move on.”

When speaking to the paper, Bennett also denied allegations of any favoritism or rotation to please Nevada officials.

“There’s absolutely no rotation,” Bennett said. “The best of the best judge fights in Las Vegas. I try to find the best three judges and look at their track record and see if they’re the right fit for that particular fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Travycat on 10-18-2017

Sweet comeback to an argument I wasn't even making![QUOTE=inidouh;18142303]GGG fought as if he was bought and paid for too.[/QUOTE]

Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 10-18-2017

Adalaide Byrd got it right. She scored the fight correctly. CANELO clearly defeated Golovkin , he proved he's the better fighter.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 10-17-2017

[QUOTE=Willy Wanker;18143764] I'm gonna email them some dick pics in the meantime.[/QUOTE] That stern lady who looked why too upset by Nick Diaz a year or two ago looks like the type who'd dig some dick pics & would be…

Comment by Willy Wanker on 10-17-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18143759]Anyone wanting to further give the Nevada commission more words about this bad decision to not suspend judges or Byrd specifically can do so via one of the below methods: Address: 3300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 450* Las Vegas,…

Comment by Eff Pandas on 10-17-2017

Anyone wanting to further give the Nevada commission more words about this bad decision to not suspend judges or Byrd specifically can do so via one of the below methods: Address: 3300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 450* Las Vegas, NV…

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