Adalaide Byrd, one of the judges in the Golovkin-Canelo fight, has been temporarily stood down. Byrd turned in the highly criticized 118-110 scorecard, in favor of Alvarez. The director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, Bob Bennett, was forced to answer the questions about Byrd’s future in the sport saying “I’m not going to put her right back in. She’ll still be in the business, but she needs to catch her breath.” This is a terrible look for boxing, further fueling suspicions that some officials are “corrupt”.
There is no timeline on how long Byrd will be away from judging. However, a similar situation took place in 2013 when C.J. Ross retired after producing heavily criticized scores in both the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight as well as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez fights. Ross retired shortly after those fights.
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