By Robert Coster
Nevada boxing judge Cynthia J. Ross is once again at the center of a controversy after her 114-114 scorecard for the one-sided twelve round fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul Canelo Alvarez provoked disbelief Saturday night in Las Vegas. In view of this latest brouhaha, it’s interesting to look back at Ross’ record as a judge, a record that has raised eyebrows on more than a half dozen occasions in major fights.
June 9, 2012 — Manny Pacquaio vs Timothy Bradley
Ross scores 115-113 in favor of Bradley, a score widely condemned by fans and media.
Nov. 12, 2011 — Juan Carlos Burgos vs Luis Cruz
Ross was the only judge not to score heavily in favor of Burgos. Scored it a 95-95 draw.
Aug. 13,2011 — Abner Mares vs Joseph Agbeko I
She was the only judge not to see Mares as the winner. She scored a draw 113-113.
May 7, 2011 — Rodel Mayol vs Javier Gallo
The other judges saw it heavily in favor of Mayol. Ross scored a draw 95-95.
Feb. 7, 2008 — Kendall Holt vs Ben Tackie
The other two judges scored heavily in favor of Holt. Ross’ score was a draw 95-95.
July 13, 2002 — Kevin Kelly vs Humberto Soto
Ross was the only judge not to score it in favor of Kelly. She saw a draw at 114-114.