Mike Tyson’s former coach Teddy Atlas believes the judge who controversially scored Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez a draw should be IN PRISON
- CJ Ross controversially scored Floyd Mayweather against Canelo a draw in 2013
- Ross then resigned from his role as judge immediately after
- However, Teddy Atlas thinks that wasn’t enough and says she should be in jail
Teddy Atlas believes Judge CJ Ross should have been locked up for controversially scoring Floyd Mayweather against Canelo Alvarez in a draw in 2013.
In a fight that Mayweather appeared to have won comfortably, Ross submitted a 114-114 scorecard despite fellow players Craig Metcalfe and Dave Moretti seeing it largely in favor of “TBE”.
Ross came under intense scrutiny for her scoring and notified the Nevada State Athletic Commission that she would be stepping down from her role immediately afterwards.
A year prior, she was embroiled in another scoring scandal when she and Duane Ford awarded Timothy Bradley a controversial split decision win over Manny Pacquiao.
For legendary trainer Atlas, Ross’ judging in Mayweather’s 45th pro outing was the final straw in an infamous 22-year stint in the sport.
CJ Ross scored Floyd Mayweather against Canelo Alvarez a draw – widely considered one of the worst scorecards in boxing history
Ross (right) resigned as a judge for the Nevada State Athletic Commission shortly after the fight
“He (Canelo) lost to Mayweather, every round, except with this judge (CJ Ross) who should be in jail,” Atlas said when asked about the contest on his “The Fight with Teddy Atlas” podcast.
Shortly after retiring from judging, Ross came out and tried to defend her scorecard in the press.
“People don’t understand that all three judges could have ended any fight and therefore had the same score. Let’s say 116-112,” she said. World Boxing News.
“But if you look at the commission’s score sheet, you’ll probably see that they arrived at these scores through different rounds.
‘I have to consider the source. Because unless the critic is sitting in my seat watching the fight from the angles that I had and can feel or see the power and the flat misses that are not seen by a camera, this is not a real criticism.
Ross has since moved from Nevada and now lives in Ohio where she tends to her family business.
For a time, it was expected that she would go to MMA judging, but that decision never materialized.
Legendary coach and analyst Teddy Atlas thinks Ross should have been jailed for his score