*** FLASHBACK *** this article originally appeared on dmboxing.com on September 17, 2013
By Edgar Gonzalez / Founder and Publisher of MyBoxingFans.com
C.J. Ross is the only judge that scored the Mayweather-Canelo fight as a draw, 114-114. The other two judges scored it for Mayweather 116-112 (Dave Moretti) and 117-111 (Craig Metcalfe), giving the pound-for-pound king a majority decision victory.
After the fight boxing expert Teddy Atlas went on ESPN and said Ross’ score was a travesty and suggested she was a criminal.
Everyone in the arena was shocked by C.J.’s call … including Floyd Mayweather who mouthed the words, “What the f***” when the announcer revealed he won on a majority decision and not unanimous.
This is not the first time Cynthia J. Ross has been in a controversy scoring.
Ross is the same judge who awarded a controversial split-decision victory to Timothy Bradley against Manny Pacquiao and she loves giving draws.
*** June 9, 2012 — Manny Pacquaio vs Timothy Bradley Ross scores 115-113 in favor of Bradley, a score widely condemned by fans and media.
*** Nov. 12, 2011 — Juan Carlos Burgos vs Luis Cruz Ross was the only judge not to score heavily in favor of Burgos. Scored it a 95-95 draw.
*** Aug. 13,2011 — Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko I She was the only judge not to see Mares as the winner. She scored a draw 113-113.
*** May 7, 2011 — Rodel Mayol vs Javier Gallo The other judges saw it heavily in favor of Mayol. Ross scored a draw 95-95.
*** Feb. 7, 2008 — Kendall Holt vs Ben Tackie The other two judges scored heavily in favor of Holt. Ross’ score was a draw 95-95.
*** July 13, 2002 — Kevin Kelly vs Humberto Soto Ross was the only judge not to score it in favor of Kelly. She saw a draw at 114-114.
Her scoring is BS and disciplinary action should be taken. The Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer is defending her scoring…but his probably getting a cut too.
Her judging is given boxing a bad name.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who promotes “Canelo”, called Ross’ scorecard a “disgrace.”
“I thought it was a joke,” Floyd Mayweather told the media.
“She hurt the game,” said Mayweather Sr., the father and trainer of Floyd Jr. “For the biggest fight in the world in the history of boxing — you know what everyone is saying? Boxing is crooked. It’s crooked.”
Don’t you find her scoring a bit odd?