The judge at the center of the controversial draw decision at the end of Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez megafight has been temporarily stood down.
If you’re like the many who watch the fight, the draw at the end of the fight was disappointing. But, one scorecard in particular had people upset.
When the scorecards were read, judge Adalaide Byrd had the fight 118-110 in favor of Alvarez, sparking criticism from many.
ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas called boxing “corrupt” because of it, while others expressed their displeasure as well.
Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, said: “I think she turned in her scorecard before the fight started. I think she needs to go back to school and learn how to judge a fight.”
Even Canelo’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, seemed confused. “A lot of people are not understanding 118-110, just like myself. That’s the bottom line,” he said.
So, for now, Byrd has been put on ice temporarily.
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