Originally Posted by icemax
I will have to have a dig around for a piece that Frank W did about how difficult it was sometimes to get Joe in the ring, especially against live opponents. Obviously, anything that Frank says on the matter has to be taken with a pinch of salt
There are lots about Calzaghe wanting to pull out the Lacy fight.
Here are some others.
"He wouldn't get on a plane. He said he had a fear of flying. Yet I can remember after one fight he flew to the West Indies for a holiday! One time he was supposed to do a press thing in the States and at the airport, he tried to get out of flying. He said: 'This is not a jumbo jet, I'm not getting on it.' I said: 'What are you, an aviation expert? It's a plane, for God's sake.' I put him on a jumbo. Once he got there, brilliant. All the flying was just bullshit."
"I took Ricky Hatton to America and I also tried to do the same with Joe Calzaghe, but he wouldn't get on a plane."
"I tried to get Joe but he wouldn't get on the plane, you can ask the Showtime head"