The Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fight Saturday night offered up a bizarre ending, but not from inside the ring. It was a strange ending from outside the ring, with a judge who went against the grain of boxing fans everywhere as she offered up a 114-114 draw. Mayweather offered up his thoughts about a woman judge, "she could be kind of older."
According to Yahoo Sports on Sept. 15, it seems that everyone in the live audience and at home watching pay-per-view saw the fight clearly go to Mayweather, except for one lone judge. Cynthia J. Ross “did nothing for the credibility of boxing,” claims Martin Rogers from Yahoo Sports.
It seems that one very important lady, who had the best seats in the house, missed what millions world-wide observed, “one of the biggest blowouts in recent boxing history."
When Mayweather got a gander at that 114-114 draw, he blurted out “What the (expletive) is that?” The guy couldn’t help it, as it was blatantly wrong. Even boxing legend Bernard Hopkins had his say about the lopsided scoring on the part of this one judge. Hopkins said:
“It was so one-sided, I don’t care who it is, when it is not right, it’s not right. I don’t know where it came from.” Hopkins said this about Ross’s decision.
Apparently the judges get a good bit of change for scoring these fights. Ross’s paycheck for the evening was $8,000, but many feel she didn’t earn a penny of this with her bizarre scoring last night.
The cards of Dave Moretti (116-112 Mayweather) and Craig Metcalfe (117-111 Mayweather) didn’t do the fight justice, but a least they put Mayweather in the win. All three Showtime television experts gave no more than two rounds to Alvarez.
Mayweather took a gentleman’s stand on Ross’s scoring. He said:
"The best commission in the world is the Nevada commission, so I’ll leave it in their hands," Mayweather said. "[Ross], I think, could be older. I believe it’s a woman, she could be kind of older."
The second part about a woman being older in order to adequately judge a fight will probably go over like a lead balloon for female boxing enthusiasts. The boxer didn’t call her names or rip her qualifications apart verbally and he was willing to leave the decision in the capable hands of the Nevada commission.