Judge Adelaide Byrd turned in a highly criticized 118-110 card for Alvarez that likely clinched her removal from future major fights. There were strong moments for each fighter that made the judges' decision that much more of an issue.
Adalaide Byrd delivered a scorecard of 118-110 for Canelo Alvarez, which was way off in comparison to the 114-114 from Don Trella and the 115-113 scorecard in favor of Golovkin from Dave Moretti. "That's the bottom line", De La Hoya said during the post-fight press conference.
"A lot of people got refunds", Westgate SuperBook vice president Jay Kornegay said to ESPN. "But thank God it wasn't a Mayweather-McGregor draw". As Deadspin notes, she's been apart of multiple boxing and MMA bouts in the past that have garnered their fair share of raised eyebrows from fight fans. "She'll still be in the business but she needs to catch her breath", Bennett said.
"Like in any profession, you have a bad night", Bennett added. "They weren't yelling at us, but I think they were frustrated like we were about the decision".
Statewide, bookmakers estimated $20 million to $30 million was bet on Golovkin-Alvarez in Nevada, roughly one-third of how much was estimated to have been bet on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Instead, Byrd's questionable scorecard brought back into the forefront a long history of poor decisions and criticism of judges that has plagued the sport. Ross retired shortly after those fights.
The split-draw decision between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on Saturday left plenty of people scratching their heads, and also left many bettors looking for refunds after the Las Vegas fight.