You could make a case that the third man in the ring, Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, was referee Kenny Bayless. It was obvious, I mean, he was right there, the man in blue, doing such a good job you hardly noticed he was there.
But you could also make the case that Juan Manual Marquez, recently defeated by one, after having knocked out cold, the other, was also present.
Standing tall and unseen would be a fifth shadow, that of Floyd Mayweather, untoppled from his hill and less-than-gently reminding the 15,601 in attendance – not to mention the promoter – just whose house they were brawling in, whose city, and whose sport . . . Click here for more