Floyd Mayweather Jr. thoroughly dominated Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday night. He landed more punches, he was more accurate and he was more skillful from the beginning of the fight all the way to the end.
In the eyes of 99.9 percent of the people who watched that match, Mayweather was the clear cut winner.
The biggest story from Saturday night wasn’t Mayweather’s dominance, because we’ve more or less come to expect that. No, it was the latest shoddy judging performance put forth by C.J. Ross.
Mind you, when Ross was initially announced as one of the judges for this fight, Opposing Views warned that she may screw everything up. Mayweather doesn’t knock people out, and he doesn’t get knocked out. That meant it would inevitably go to a decision. And as she proved during the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight last year, Ross has a certain propensity to botch decisions.
Sure enough, when the judges turned over their scorecards this weekend, Ross failed to disappoint. Check out the scorecards:
Now, supposing the eye test wasn’t enough, here are the numbers from Saturday’s main event: Mayweather landed over 100 more power punches, nearly 100 more jabs and 20 more power punches – all at better efficiency than his foe.
And yet somehow we ended up the scorecard you see above.