Boxing Judge Stepping Down After Controversial Scorecard - 8 News NOW

Boxing Judge Stepping Down After Controversial Scorecard

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LAS VEGAS -- The boxing judge involved in that controversial decision over the weekend confirms to 8 News NOW that she is stepping down indefinitely.

Veteran judge CJ Ross has been involved in two controversial decisions in the last 15 months, including scoring the Mayweather and Alvarez fight Saturday as a draw, when most of the world had Mayweather overwhelmingly winning the fight.

Ross and the chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission, Bill Brady, met Tuesday with intentions of reviewing her controversial scorecard from Saturday's fight.

However, they didn't get that far, she announced her intentions to step aside, at least for the foreseeable future.

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

All boxing judges and referees have to reapply each year for a license.

Ross has been a judge for 22 years and told 8 News NOW Sports Director Chris Maathuis that she doesn't know if she'll reapply.

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