The only thing more shocking this weekend than the “Ozymandias” episode of Breaking Bad was boxing judge Cynthia J. Ross‘ 114-114 scorecard for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. beatdown of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
New York Daily News sports reporter Mitch Abramson had a good summary Sunday of the astounded reaction to this latest “black eye” for the sport of boxing. TMZ Sports meanwhile, to their credit, beat out everyone else to Ross’ first on-the-record comments (she “stands” by her decision).
But it’s fightnews.com contributor Robert Closter who delivers the knockout punch with his reminder that Ross’ wacky ringside ways date back to long before the Bradley-Pacquiao contest. Does any of this seem familiar?:
November 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.
August 13, 2011: Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko I
She was the only judge not to see Mares as the winner. She scored a 113-113 draw.
May 7, 2011: Rodel Mayol vs. Javier Gallo
The other judges saw it heavily in favor of Mayol. Ross scored a draw 95-95.
February 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.
We have no words. And… if Ross were a TV critic, we imagine she’d be somehow postulating that those surrounding Breaking Bad‘s Walter White were also managing a draw.[Image courtesy Nevada Athletic Commission]