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Adalaide Byrd, Who Scored 118-110 For Canelo, Expected To Be Sidelined For Rest Of Year
Adalaide Byrd is the one judge that not only had Canelo Alvarez winning the fight on Saturday, but had him winning by a ridiculous 118-110 score—despite Golovkin landing 218 punches compared to Canelo’s 169.
As for the other two judges, Dave Moretti favored Golovkin 115-113 and Don Trella had it 114-114.
After Saturday night’s draw, Byrd is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of 2017.
[Byrd] is expected to be sidelined from the Oct. 7 UFC event and possibly through the remainder of the year, three officials familiar with the situation have told the Los Angeles Times.
Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett did not immediately return a call from The Times on Wednesday, but he did say following Byrd’s performance Saturday night that Byrd needed “a break” and to “take a breather.”
“She’s not being suspended, but she is being benched for a couple of months,” one official familiar with Byrd’s situation said.
Byrd has scored more than 100 championship and title-elimination boxing matches during her career, and this is not the first time she’s been part of a bout that was deemed controversial.
Unfortunately for GGG, because of Byrd’s scorecard, he was ultimately assessed the first blemish on his record, which is now 37-0-1. However, he did retain his three belts by virtue of the draw.