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Report: Judge from Mayweather-Alvarez to step down
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September 18, 2013, 12:15 am

The boxing judge at the center of a firestorm following Saturday's Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez fight will step down indefinitely, according to 8 News NOW in Las Vegas.

CJ Ross drew the ire of the sporting world after scoring the Mayweather-Alvarez bout a draw, 114-114. The other two judges scored the fight decisively for Mayweather, 116-112 and 117-111.

Saturday was the second time in the last 15 months that Ross found herself mired in controversy following a fight. Ross was one of two judges to score the June 2012 Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao fight in Bradley's favor, despite overwhelming popular opinion that Pacquiao won the fight.

According the Las Vegas report, Ross informed the Nevada Athletic Commission of her intentions prior to a meeting with NAC chairman Bill Brady.

"To her credit, she does not want to take away from the story, being what a dominate performance by Floyd Mayweather. So, she has asked us if she can take some time off, we've agreed. It shows the type of person she is. Bill was very understanding and supportive. He agreed that that was a great avenue to take," NAC executive director Keith Kizer told 8 News NOW.

Ross has been a judge for 22 years but told the Vegas outlet she's unsure if she'll reapply for a license.