Adelaide Bird’s controversial scorecard on the GGG vs Canelo fight has been causing an uproar.
She gave 10 rounds to Canelo, and 2 rounds to GGG, and nobody can figure out why.
The fight itself was incredible, the two best going at it for 12 rounds, leaving it all in the ring… but it went to the judges, and in boxing that can be a death sentence. This isn’t the first time Adelaide Bird has dropped the ball, with a series of boxing decisions that have been nearly impossible to comprehend how she could have seen the fights like that, not to mention some controversial and flat out wrong calls as an MMA judge as well.
This reporter isn’t holding back at the press conference. Look how uncomfortable Oscar De La Hoya looks, he’s been trying to defend the judging of this fight as well.
The guy from the commission is trying to sugar coat this and make it seem like it’s just one honest mistake, but he’s ignoring a history of egregious errors.
A wise man once said that when you’re trying to figure out what’s going on in a situation that doesn’t make sense, just follow the money. In this case, with the fight being a draw, that means the casinos and bookies made out like BANDITS. They don’t have to pay out anyone who bet for Canelo to win, and they don’t have to pay out anyone who bet on GGG to win, since it was a draw.
We’re not here to drop any accusations without having evidence, but the whole thing just STINKS of something bad going on behind the scenes. Teddy Atlas was losing his damn mind on TV after the decision, and he’s not alone. Everyone in the ring was trying to play it cool, but Canelo looked legitimately shook by the draw. GGG was smiling like, “I can’t believe this is really happening.”
This is the worst outcome. With so much attention on boxing after Floyd vs Conor, this fight was supposed to be the REAL fight, the one that got tons of eyeballs on it and showed people how great boxing could really be. The fighters held up their end of that bargain, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission – in true form – dropped the ball big time. It’s not the first time the NSAC has messed up royally, and it won’t be the last.
Follow the money
This means that boxing can take the biggest fight they had, and run it back again for a rematch, to cash in once more. GGG won the first fight convincingly, but he’s not getting any younger, and he takes punches with his style, so a rematch is going to favor Canelo more than the first fight did. That doesn’t mean GGG can’t out brawl him again, it just means that you really have to wonder what’s going on here, who is pulling the strings?
This reporter did an amazing job of holding them accountable and not letting them just gloss over it:
10 rounds to 2 in favor of Canelo is just in outerspace. He fought well, but what on earth was Bird seeing? And how is this guy defending it?
If this journalist loses his press credentials in the rematch for this, it’s time to just turn off the TV.