Bayless' last two high profile gigs were Fury-Wilder II and Taylor-Ramirez. He couldn't have made it more obvious which camp handed him the briefcase in both fights. He did everything he could for Wilder (some of the breaks looked rehearsed) but it was never going to be enough. Ramirez-Taylor was a total farce. Ramriez gets knocked down in the 6th, is bouncing and stable, nodding his head at the count of 4. How does this result in a 22 second count? Ramirez touched down at 2:53, and action was resumed at 2:31. Blatant corruption. This isn't some Tyson Fury, looking deceased on the mat, only to magically rise up type of call. Ramirez was STABLE at 4 seconds into the count. Knockdown 2 occurs at 0:32 of the 7th round, Ramirez is wobbled badly but AGAIN we see a 22 second count. Action is resumed at 0:10 of the 7th. If you pay Bayless, you can get favorable point deductions, 22 second counts, quick breaks if you're a boxer, slow breaks if you're a brawler, choreographed breaks, momentum breaking warnings while the "villain" fighter is coming on strong, etc. It's clear that due to fan bases, marketability, promotion, whatever, Josh Taylor was not "supposed" to win. Someone had some big plans for Ramirez and they got blown up. Bayless probably doesn't come cheap. His behavior and the scorecards reflect a heavy investment. I accept that corruption is a deep and inevitable part of this sport, but it's time to accept that Bayless has sold the reputation of a good ref that he earned years ago. I'm sure plenty of ESB people have Bayless Bulls*** to call out from other fights too.