QUOTE (keith @ Jun 2 2009, 05:10 PM)
i would disagree a bit with pbf making a shit more money. pbf has certainly made more in purse money but because of the way shane has operated his career he has picked up what may be a better long term investment. by not acting like a fool and disrespecting people shane has a large interst in golden boy. he could wind up making more long term. for instance, right now floyd is making money for shane by signing that 5 fight deal with golden boy.
Heh, nice point. I kind of like that. Might not be a bad thing to remind the Floydboys of every time they start bragging about the bigger paydays he's made, etc.
QUOTE (Vodoo @ Jun 2 2009, 07:35 PM)
I don't know for sure that ODLH had dibs on the Floyd fight, but Shane made that quote during the post fight interview of Mosley-Vargas II and he had already stated weeks before that fight took place that he planned on taking a break with his family and not fighting for the rest of the year seeing as how he did the 2 Vargas fights back to back.
It would have better if Shane had just said that rather than being all funny and mentioning his tooth, then he wouldn't have looked like he was ducking and you wouldn't have every Floyd fan/Shane hater quoting that line everytime they try to make him look like he was ducking the fight.
No you're right, Shane had already said he was taking the rest of the year off to spend with his family, and considering that about two years later he got divorced, it's not a stretch to imagine that he really did feel the need at that time to try and stay home and work on some relationships. I also presonally believe he knew Oscar intended to fight Floyd and that fight would be too big to mess with.
In that same interview where he mentioned the tooth, I believe Larry asked, "But Floyd is the fight you want next/most?" and Shane responded, "Its the only fight."