Sep 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrates after defeating Canelo Alvarez by a majority decision at their WBC and WBA super welterweight titles fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Controversial boxing judge CJ Ross takes leave of absence

There has been plenty of backlash over the past few days due to the controversial scorecard from judge C.J. Ross during the Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez pay-per view over the weekend for the WBC and WBA super welterweight championships.

Ross scored the card 114-114 to force a majority decision, despite the fact that many had viewed the fight as a clear win for Mayweather.

Now, it is being learned that Ross has has decided to take a personal leave of absence so that she can take a break from the sport. The news comes from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

While some leaves of absence are met with sadness, there is no one that will miss Ross scoring fights. This is also the same judge that had a wild scorecard for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley fight that had people up in arms.

Not only are fans happy to see Ross taking a step away,  NAC chairman Bill Brady seemed happy in his own right.

If you are a fan of boxing, it’s time to pop some champagne.

Tags: Boxing Canelo Alvarez Floyd Mayweather

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