Boxing
 
             === Report: Mayweather-Alvarez judge stepping down ===
 
 Las  Vegas,  NV (Sports  Network) -  Boxing judge C.J.  Ross will refrain from
 working  fights in  the near  future  following her  controversial scoring  in
 Saturday's  light  middleweight title  bout between  Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and
 Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
 
 According  to the  newspaper, Ross emailed Commission executive director Keith
 Kizer on Tuesday to request an indefinite leave of absence.
 
 Ross,  who  has been judging boxing  for 22 years and has several championship
 fights  to  her credit, scored Saturday's  match 114-114 in a fight Mayweather
 dominated  virtually  the entire way en  route to earning a majority decision.
 The decision has drawn a wave of criticism towards both Ross and the NAC.
 
 The  64-year-old Ross has come under scrutiny for scoring verdicts in the past
 as  well, most  notably one between then-WBO welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao
 and  Timothy  Bradley in  June of 2012.  Bradley won a  split decision in that
 fight, aided by a 115-113 edge on Ross' card.
 
 Ross'  judging license expires at the end of the year, with the Review-Journal
 reporting that the Commission was unlikely to renew it.
 
 
 09/18 18:31:37 ET

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