GGG-Canelo Judge Adalaide Byrd Temporarily Stood Down

Canelo Alvarez, right, fights Gennady Golovkin during a middleweight title fight Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Gennady Golovkin vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez controversy continues to see fallout and now it is coming down on one of the judges.

Adalaide Byrd produced a scorecard of 118-110 in favour of Canelo Alvarez which received widespread backlash and continued commentary about the flawed culture of the sport of boxing.

The scoring was so controversial that ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas called some boxing officials “corrupt.”

Golovkin’s trainer had some choice words for the judge’s scorecard.

“I think she turned in her scorecard before the fight started” Abel Sanchez said.

“I think she needs to go back to school and learn how to judge a fight.”

Alvarez’s promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, chimed in with the following: “A lot of people are not understanding 118-110, just like myself. That’s the bottom line.”

Executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission Bob Bennett has been pressed to respond to the controversy, stating; “I’m not going to put her right back in. She’ll still be in the business but she needs to catch her breath.”