Justin and Mayweather posing in the ring! Floyd “Money” Mayweather gave his young opponent from Mexico Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a lesson in the art of boxing Saturday night.
[Controversy] Judge C.J. Ross scored the bout a draw.
Most fight fans who were watching the 152-pound catchweight championship bout thought that it was a clear win for Mayweather. After all, he out struck the young Mexican fighter Canelo, and landed the more significant punches when they engaged.
So it came as a surprise when ringside announcer Jimmy Lennon announced that the fight was a majority decision. The only way that could be possible was if one judge scored the bout a draw. That’s exactly what happened as Judge C.J. Ross scored the fight 114-114.
This isn’t the first time that C.J. Ross has been the center of controversy. When Manny Pacquiao fought Timothy Bradley, she scored the bout 115-113 for Bradley, which essentially handed “Pac Man” an incredulous loss.
There is no word yet from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) if there will be an investigation.
Watch Justin’s face during the official decision