According to Nevada State Athletic Commission head Bob Bennett, controversial judge Adalaide Byrd is about to get back in the mix.
Byrd was under heavy fire over her scorecard in last year's mega-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, who traded punches in September of that year at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
A rematch between Canelo and Golovkin is scheduled to take place on May 5th, but the venue has yet to be announced.
Canelo vs. Golovkin ended in a controversial split draw.
But most of the controversy had to do with Byrd's scorecard of 118-110 in favor of Canelo - in a contest that many felt Golovkin had edged out.
If the rematch lands in Las Vegas, as many expect, it's almost a lock that both promoters will reject her involvement in the contest.
Since that time, Byrd has been under the radar by working smaller cards in Las Vegas - like last weekend's non-televised card that was staged by Mayweather Promotions.
It wasn't Byrd's first controversial decision.
Bennett believes she is still a very competent judge and sees no reason to have her benched or kept away from major fights.
“If you’re an athlete and somebody has a bad day, you don’t bench them,” Bennett said MMA Fighting. “You put them back to work. I’d still say in the last 3-1/2 years, she’s done a great job. I don’t want to hear about 2012. As long as I’ve been here, she’s done a good job. … She’s a great judge. One fight sure as heck doesn’t define her career.
“We’ll take it one step at a time. We’ll make sure that she’s comfortable. We’ll continue to move forward. She’s been spot on [in recent fights] and she’s tough. I have a great deal of respect for her. She got raked over the coals, but she wants to come back. She’s a warrior and still wants to judge fights.”