Guillermo Rigondeaux scores controversial 1st-round KO of Moises Flores

By Mike Coppinger

LAS VEGAS — It took just one punch to end the fight.

The legitimacy of the connect is another matter altogether.

Guillermo Rigondeaux uncorked a devastating overhand left in an exchange well after the bell to signal the end of the opening round, and that was all she wrote.

Moises “Chucky” Flores took a step back, wobbled, and then fell down in a delayed reaction that seemed dubious.

After about 10 minutes of conferring between referee Vic Drakulich and Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Bob Bennett, it was ruled a legal blow and a first-round knockout victory for Rigondeaux at 2:59 of Round 1.

“He deserves an Oscar,” Paulie Malignaggi told RingTV.com. “You’d be out right when the punch lands. Because he took a second to go down like that, he’s acting. He even raised his right hand.”

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Source:: The Ring – Boxing