Quijano: Top 10 reasons why CJ Ross scored it a draw-A A +A
Saturday, September 21, 2013
BOXING Judge CJ Ross has taken a leave of absence, clearly in light of the controversy her 114-114 scorecard for the Floyd Mayweather- vs. Saul Alvarez scorecard generated.
Still wondering what drove her to arrive at such an incomprehensible tally?
Wonder no more. The Last Round has it on good authority that it could only be due to any of the following plausible reasons:
1.) That wasn’t really her in the judges’ table. It was Oscar de la Hoya in disguise. He snuck out of rehab and shamelessly tried to supplement his fighter’s paltry output. Not that he’s never worn women’s clothing before.
2.) She got so much flak from the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao snafu. This time around, she was hell bent not to give the fight to the black American fighter, at all cost.
3.) Floyd dug his own grave when he walked into the ring accompanied by Justin Bieber. Sorry, she’s just not a “Belieber.” Oh baby, baby nooh!
4.) Her motherly instincts had to favor the young, red-haired freckle faced pug who looked lost out there.
5.) Floyd Sr. has been pestering her for her mobile number all week. Serves you right, you amorous coot.
6.) She thought the 10-point must scoring system meant that a boxer must be able to withstand 10 unanswered punches and remain on his feet to win the round.
7.) It was a case of ballot switching. That was actually judge Craig Metcalfe’s scorecard. The latter had hurriedly written down 114114, the room number of the hot perky blonde working the card that night.
8.) Notice that tinge of red in her hair? That’s not hair coloring. Saul is a distant cousin on his Irish great-grandfather’s side. DNA is thicker than Las Vegas hot air.
9.) Perspective issues. For some reason referee Kenny Bayless was always obstructing her view.
10.) After 22 years of judging fights, she was secretly trying to get herself suspended. A more suitable option for her judging prowess of being partial to the downtrodden has been identified. CJ now stands for “Chief Justice” Ross.
NUMBERS. Looks like Floyd’s transition from his old ring epithet of “Pretty Boy” to “Money” has been validated irrevocably.
The figures are still being tallied, but it seems like “The One” raked in 2.2 million pay per view buys.
It failed to surpass the 2.5 million buys for his fight against Oscar de la Hoya as originally predicted, but because of the $75 tag price it will exceed the $136 million generated by the Golden Boy duel.
His initial payment was a check for a cool $40,870.000.00 made out to Mayweather Promotions, drawn by Golden Boy Promotions. He was initially guaranteed at least $41 million but after everything has been tallied and collected it is estimated that he will earn twice that.
According for Forbes magazine, Floyd’s cumulative career earnings will have totaled $350 million.
In his first title shot against Genaro Hernandez in 1998, he was paid a purse of $150,000.
His earnings exponentially soared when the pay-per-view hits began. After the de la Hoya fight, he earned a minimum of $25 million per outing in his succeeding seven fights.
Well, he doesn’t call himself “Money”, for nothing.
VERBATIM. “I’m comfortable with whatever judges. My job is just to go out there and compete. They chose the right judges, the right referee.” ---Floyd Mayweather Jr prior to “The One”. (ringtv.craveonline.com)
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Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 22, 2013.