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Who is Adelaide Byrd? The judge at the center of GGG-Canelo controversial fight.

Glolovkin and Canelo ended their fight in controversial draw.

ADELAIDE BYRD is at the centre of controversy after scoring Canelo Alvarez a 118-110 winner over Gennady Golovkin.


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The official score card for the fight in Las Vegas.

American official Byrd is facing calls for her to be suspended after her bizarre judging of the middlweight world title clash in Las Vegas last night.

Byrd is an American judge who has been an official since 1997.

Over her 20-year career she has been ringside in a series of big fights throughout America, and is often used by Golden Boy Promotions.



Judge Adelaide Byrd’s career has span 20 years.


She also officiates in MMA, and is the wife of Hall of Fame judge Robert Byrd.

The Gennady Golovking vs Canelo Alvarez was the 442nd fight of her officiating career.

When Joe Calzaghe fought Bernard Hopkins for The Ring Magazine light-heavyweight title in 2008, most observers had the British fighter a clear winner – even after he was knocked down in the third.

Judge Chuck Giampa scored the bout 116-111 in favour of Calzaghe, with Ted Gimza recording a 115-112 verdict in favour of the Welsh fighter.


             A timeline Adelaide’s controversial decisions.

  • Only judge who had Amir Khan ahead vs Canelo Alvarez (48-47) in 2016

  • Only judge who had Nam Phan as the winner in TUF finale vs Leonard Garcia

  • Only judge who had Melvin Guillard as the winner in UFC 155 vs Jamie Varner

  • Only judge who had Bernard Hopkins as the winner vs Joe Calzaghe (114-113) in 2008.

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