Report: Mayweather-Alvarez judge stepping down

The Sports NetworkSeptember 18, 2013 

Boxing judge C.J. Ross will refrain from working fights in the near future following her controversial scoring in Saturday's light middleweight title bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

According to the newspaper, Ross emailed Commission executive director Keith Kizer on Tuesday to request an indefinite leave of absence.

Ross, who has been judging boxing for 22 years and has several championship fights to her credit, scored Saturday's match 114-114 in a fight Mayweather dominated virtually the entire way en route to earning a majority decision. The decision has drawn a wave of criticism towards both Ross and the NAC.

The 64-year-old Ross has come under scrutiny for scoring verdicts in the past as well, most notably one between then-WBO welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley in June of 2012. Bradley won a split decision in that fight, aided by a 115-113 edge on Ross' card.

Ross' judging license expires at the end of the year, with the Review-Journal reporting that the Commission was unlikely to renew it.

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