Fans demand action as notorious judge's scorecard is simply not accepted
Adalaide Byrd, what fight were you watching?
The judge guilty of delivering an inexplicable 118-110 scorecard in favour of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on Saturday night should absolutely be held accountable for her actions.
For want of a better term, Gennady Golovkin was robbed of a victory in what was his most high-profile bout to date.
To put Byrd's assessment of the bout in simpler terms, she reckoned Alvarez won 10 of the 12 rounds in the T-Mobile Arena, awarding Golovkin just the fourth and seventh round. Now let that sink in.
Could it be argued that 'Canelo' won the first round and possibly one of the final two rounds? Absolutely.
But awarding the Mexican the eighth, ninth and tenth was nothing short of a travesty that must be explained.
— Jaime Motta (@MottaJaime) September 17, 2017
Below are the official Compubox stats from the fight, which was hugely entertaining but undoubtedly marred by the nature of the scoring.
You can see that Golovkin clearly outlanded his opponent in most of the rounds that Byrd awarded to 'Canelo'.
But it simply can't end at "Ah that's a shame. Let's have a rematch to sort it out."
There are legacies, livelihoods and lives at stake every time these fighters step foot in the ring and the least they deserve is the respect to give them the most accurate judging available.
118-110 is egregious and Byrd should have to sit before the Nevada State Athletic Commission to explain in detail what she saw that led her to believe that Golovkin lost 10 rounds on Saturday night.
She should have to call Golovkin and explain why he's not 38-0 right now.
And if she just shies away from the media spotlight that should absolutely be cast on her decision, then perhaps she should just walk away from the sport.
Us fans are all ears...
The judge who scored it big for Canelo, Adelaide Byrd, just looks foolish.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 17, 2017
— Ali (@Ali_Givenchy) September 17, 2017
Adelaide Byrd is the judge that scored it 118-110
She should be banned from boxing for life
— Eric Rosenthal (@ericsports) September 17, 2017
— Hasan Shaik (@MakinItRainRed) September 17, 2017
Adelaide Byrd's scorecard, 118-110 Alvarez, is absolutely inexplicable.
It's no longer surprising yet still baffling every time.
— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) September 17, 2017
That should be Adalaide Byrd’s last fight. Period. Nevada has to take responsibility for that card.
— Bad Left Hook (@badlefthook) September 17, 2017
How much proof do we need that Adelaide Byrd is a terrible, terrible judge? 118-110 for Canelo is absurdly bad. #CaneloGGG
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) September 17, 2017
Adelaide Byrd scored it 118-110 for Canelo which is absolutely absurd. So absurd NAC needs to review that scorecard ASAP.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 17, 2017
Adelaide Byrd.... what a disgrace to the sport
— Els.XRP (@Elliotcm10) September 17, 2017
Adalaide byrd you are a disgrace to boxing hope this is you last ever fight your going to ruin
— Prime Charlos 🥋 (@outlawcharlos) September 17, 2017
Does Adelaide Byrd have to answer to someone to explain how Canelo won 10 rounds? Don't care for either fighter but jeez... #CaneloGGG
— Fifetoyi (@fifetoyi) September 17, 2017
I dont even want Adelaide Byrd to be banned. I just want someone to go through the fight round by round and make her explain her decisions.
— Cefn Chris (@Cefn_Chris) September 17, 2017
How to fix boxing in two seconds: Kellerman calls Adalaide Byrd into the ring right then and says 'explain everything to us'.
— Joe Callaghan (@JoeCallaghan84) September 17, 2017
Can't wait for the 30 for 30 on Adalaide byrd #CaneloGGG I need answers
— Raymond Taylor (@Raytay2) September 17, 2017