While I have been observing for some time now that Shane (46-6-1) is not quite the same guy he was a few years back, I still acknowledge that how many fighters are? Yes, he has slipped considerably and his stamina seem to be a major issue now--one I first noticed against Cotto. Also, his fight against Mayorga was not all that great until the last savage round when he sent Ricardo to Peck's Bad Boy Heaven. By then, I began to notice a nasal ever-so-slight slurring to his speech. I didn't like what I heard and saw.
However, he then he turned in a super performance against the possibly discombobulated real Bad Boy, Margarito, and was never really hit in that one. But this was followed by less than compelling work against Floyd Jr and The Latin Snake.
Shane always looks to be ripped and ready to go, but the interior may be shot. Kind of like Riddick Bowe against Golata or Roy Jones against Tarver in their first fight. Still, given his great career, I for one think he deserves to go out with a win. The problem is that HE probably thinks he needs to go out with a win over someone like Berto, and that is just not going to happen. Pick your last opponent wisely, Sugar Shane.
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