C.J. Ross, judge who scored Mayweather-Alvarez a draw, takes leave of absence

Judge C.J. Ross has taken a leave of absence from boxing effective immediately, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Tuesday.

Ross is the judge who came up with the absurd score of 114-114 for this past Saturday’s junior middleweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather was scored the majority decision, with judges Dave Moretti and Craig Metcalfe giving him the bout by respective scores of 116-112 and 117-111. Ross, 64, somehow came up with a draw in a fight where most veteran reporters gave Alvarez no more than a round; some did not give him even that.

According to the Review-Journal, Ross sent an email to Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Part of it read, “I will be taking some time off from boxing but will keep in touch.”

The replay of the fight can be seen Saturday at 9 p.m.on Showtime, which televised the fight on its pay per view arm.

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