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Judge CJ Ross to take self-imposed 'leave of absence' in wake of Mayweather controversy

After taking an incredible amount of media and fan heat for scoring Saturday's Mayweather-Canelo fight a 114-114 draw, CJ Ross has decided to take a leave of absence from scoring boxing bouts.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Veteran boxing judge CJ Ross has notified the Nevada State Athletic Commission that she will be taking a leave of absence from the sport following her highly controversial 114-114 scoring of this past Saturday night's Floyd Mayweather vs Canelo Alvarez fight in Las Vegas.

Boxing media and fans were stunned that anyone could have scored the fight a draw, scrutinizing the scoring even more than when Ross last year scored Timothy Bradley a 115-113 winner over Manny Pacquiao. Ross said after the fight that she stood by the score, but the  64-year-old Ross reportedly feels bad that the focus is on her, and not on Mayweather, leading to her leave of absence.

To be very honest, that wouldn't be a good reason to leave the sport -- I mean, it is, I guess, but there now remains the issue of Nevada not openly dealing with this sort of thing. But, really, that was never expected.

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