Mayweather Bout Judge Stepping Away From Ring

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She defended her scoring of the 12-round Mayweather-Alvarez fight.

“I had six rounds for each fighter,” she said. “Every round was close. I no idea of the controversy until the next day.”

Ross said she thought second-guessing on social media has changed boxing.

“Controversy happens in a lot of fights. With the help of social media, people expressing opinions, it brings things to a different light,” she said. “I’m taking the brunt of it.”

Immediately after Saturday’s fight, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer called Ross’ scorecard “a disgrace” and said she shouldn’t have been hired after the controversy of the Bradley-Pacquiao fight.

Mayweather, who was seen on pay-per-view television expressing shock that the fight had been scored a majority decision, was diplomatic in interviews.

“Things happen,” he told reporters. “The best commission in the world is the Nevada commission, so I’ll leave it in their hands.”

Kizer said all three ringside judges said Mayweather outperformed Alvarez overall. But the athletic commission executive noted the fight was scored as 12 individual rounds.

“Obviously, this fight was one of the most watched in history, so you’re going to be under a bigger microscope,” Kizer said. “Hopefully, the story by the time Mayweather fights again is what a great fighter he is and how well he fought.”

(Photo: AP)

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