Mayweather Blames Judges For Jack-Stevenson Draw
Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks judges Guido Cavalleri and Eric Marlinski didn’t give his fighter, Badou Jack the credit he deserved, and in-turn, denied him the WBC light heavyweight title.
Following Saturday’s fight between Jack and Adonis Stevenson in Toronto, Mayweather gave Jack seven of the 12 rounds, the same score as judge Jesse Reyes. And while Mayweather believes the judges gave Stevenson too much credit, for small spurts of success in rounds where Jack was controlling, the fighter turner promoter does admit Jack needed to pick up the pace early on.
“He gave the first three rounds away,” Mayweather said. “But then, around the fourth round, it started taking a toll. So, and then he came back on and he won I think around the fifth. So if I called the fight, I would call the fight a 7-5, you know, leaning towards Badou. And it’s not me being biased. In the 11th round, [Stevenson] came on strong. But also, he came on strong in the first minute of the 11th round. But then, two minutes in the 11th round, he gave away.”
“So a lot of time, what we do as judges, we have to look at all three minutes of the round. Sometimes we just look at 30 seconds of the round, whereas that’s I’m trying to say, a lot of times we’re not doing our homework, we’re slacking. Even like the writers and the spectators, we only remember the last 30 seconds or the last 20 seconds. Well, remembering the last 30 seconds, what about two minutes and 30 seconds, before the last 30 seconds?”
Original Story: Boxing Scene