QUOTE(Big Slim @ Jan 24 2009, 11:27 AM) [snapback]421712[/snapback]
Shane didn't pull out of shit my man. Zab did. Rescheduling the fight in a couple of weeks really wasn't possible (they already lost a ton of money on the promotion and would have had to take pay cuts I'm sure, plus there's the whole issue with finding a venue on short notice and HBO with their available dates, etc), and Zab may have pulled the same shit three months later. At Shane's advanced age I think he was smart to tell Zab, 'hey you had your chance. you blew it.'
Can't believe some of you are now remembering that incident as Shane being the one to cause the fight to get canceled.
Man, I remember what happened. Trouble is we just see things differently. Its funny, when Joe Calzaghe did it to RJJ, the fight was rescheduled. Zab gets a freakish injury and the fight cant be rescheduled. Zab gets a fight in August, which probably could have easily been Mosley. Instead its Clottey. Shane gets Mayorga in late September. Somehow, I just dont think dude wanted to sit out that long.
Yeah, I think it was smart of Shane to say, "hey you blew it," too. I think it we see it for different reasons. I think at this point in his career, he cant afford to lose to a guy like Judah. He had alot to lose, Judah had alot to gain by putting up a win against Mosley.