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Controversial judge stands down after criticism

ESPN staff
September 18, 2013
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CJ Ross, the boxing judge who has attracted worldwide scorn after scoring the Floyd Mayweather Jr - Canelo Alvarez fight as a draw, confirmed that she is stepping down indefinitely, according to Las Vegas TV station 8 News NOW.

Ross has been involved in two controversial decisions in the last 15 months. She also judged the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight last year, and was one of two judges to score the bout in Bradley's favour, despite overwhelming opinion that Pacquiao had earned the win.

Ross sent an email to the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) that read: "I will be taking some time off from boxing but will keep in touch," according to a tweet from The Las Vegas Journal. She has been a judge since 1989.

"To her credit, she does not want to take away from the story, being what a dominate performance by Floyd Mayweather," said NAC executive director Keith Kizerd. "So, she has asked us if she can take some time off, we've agreed. It shows the type of person she is."

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