By Kieran Mulvaney
Manny Pacquiao won Saturday night’s welterweight championship bout in virtually all eyes – except those of the judges. Even Timothy Bradley admitted he’d have to review the tape to decide whether he’d won, and then he left the MGM Grand in a wheelchair. It was that kind of a night.
There was a feeling of the unusual about the evening almost from the beginning, the sense that anything could happen and probably would.
Guillermo Rigondeaux dispatched Teon Kennedy easily and emphatically enough, dropping him five times en route to a fifth-round stoppage to remain undefeated and retain his 122-pound title. So far, everything was unfolding to the script.
It turned out that the script was for an episode of the Twilight Zone.