If you read us on the reg, you know that we've had a shitload of posts relating to former major leaguer, and lifetime psycho, Jose Canseco. Usually, they're from the gold mine that is his Twitter account. This time, though, it's about something that's actually in the news headlines.
You see, on Saturday night, Jose was scheduled to participate in a Celebrity Boxing event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Instead, Jose sent his twin brother Ozzie to the event:
A representative of the firm Celebrity Boxing confirmed Sunday that Canseco was a no-show Saturday at a boxing event in Hollywood – and instead sent his twin brother Ozzie in his place, El Nuevo Herald has learnedSource: Miami Herald
Some 30 minutes before his bout against Billy Padden at the Passion nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, it was discovered that the Canseco who was in South Florida ready to fight was not the same guy who hit 462 homeruns in the Major Leagues.
Damon Feldman, promoter of the celebrity boxing program, which also includes female boxing, had tell about 400 fans who had paid their tickets that there would not be a fight.
“We discovered the Canseco who showed up was Ozzie when he took off his shirt and didn’t have José’s tattoos on the biceps that appear in our advertising,” a Celebrity Boxing representative told El Nuevo Herald. The man said he did not want to be identified.
José Canseco did not respond to telephone calls.
On Sunday, however, José Canseco posted two messages on Twitter saying: “Damon Feldman did not comply with his part of the agreement,” and “be careful with Damon Feldman, the Celebrity Boxing leader, who will not pay you if you fight for him.”
The same source said that the agreed fee for José Canseco to fight in South Florida was $10,000.
“We made him a transfer of $5,000 when we agreed on the fight,” the source said. “Hours before the fight Saturday, we issued a check for the remaining $5,000 in the name of José Canseco, and we delivered it to whom we thought was José Canseco. He declined it and asked that the check be made out to cash, which we did.
Oh Jose. You're about the last person that should try to be sly like this.
Also, one of these days, Ozzie is going to kick Jose's ass. And it's going to be hilarious.
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