NSAC Says Errant Canelo vs. GGG Judge ‘Had A Bad Day’

Joe Camporeale for USA TODAY Sports

At long last, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin did battle last night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight, which was a highly anticipated one, was an entertaining back-and-forth war, but it ended in controversy, as the judges ruled it a draw. Despite may feeling as if Golovkin was the clear winner, many in the combat sports world also seem to feel as if a draw is a reasonable score, although one judge’s scorecard has received quite a bit of criticism.

Adalaide Byrd scored the fight 118-110 for “Canelo”, and Bob Bennet, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, said that she simply had a ‘bad day’:

“Adalaide, in my estimation, is an outstanding judge. She’s done over 115 title fights and/or elimination bouts. She does a great deal of our training. Takes a lot of our judges under her wing. I think being a judge is a very challenging position,” Bennett told ESPN’s Dan Rafael.

“Unfortunately, Adalaide was a little wide. I’m not making any excuses. I think she’s an outstanding judge, and in any business, sometimes you have a bad day. She saw the fight differently. It happens,” he concluded.

In combat sports, we often see questionable decisions made by judges, but how did you score the bout between Alvarez and Golovkin?

  • 122farragut

    I must be blind because I had Canelo winning to. I saw what she saw Canelo out classed GGG to me landed the better shots he ran but he was throwing the best shots of the fight in my opinion

    • HeteroFriendly

      It was a chick boxing judge?
      Adalaide I guess so.

      She couldn’t see anything past Canelo’s sexy hot blooded red hair.

      Women are emotional.

    • Joe Fay

      Is punctuation not free where you’re from?

  • Deadner

    The most corrupt sport on the planet. This why it’s lost so many supporters!

  • jess fenchley

    “had a bad day”………yeah right!!!!!! GGG dominated that fight and clearly won. I had it 118 to 110. The same score as Teddy Atlas 🙂

  • Shrewd Dude

    Women in boxing… enough said.