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Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

Posted on: March 28, 2011 12:37 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2011 2:29 pm

Edinson VolquezBy Evan Brunell

Is anyone else sick of hearing about Jose Canseco?

Canseco deserves all the credit in the world for breaking the steroid scandal, but don't forget the only reason he did so was to make a quick buck.

And now Canseco isn't above pulling bait-and-switches for a few grand, as Celebrity Boxing's Damon Feldman found out Saturday night in Hollywood, Fla. Canseco has attempted to box before, but was knocked out by former NFL player Vai Sikahema in one match, lost to a 60-year-old assistant athletic director from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock in another and fought Danny Bonaduce to a draw. He also had a brief and ludicrous MMA and kick-boxing stint.

Feldman hired Canseco to fight at the Passion nightclub in the Hard Rock Cafe, only to find out that Jose substituted himself with his twin brother, Ozzie, and demanded upfront payment of $5,000 in cash.

"A bait-and-switch,'' Feldman told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I'm disgusted."

Feldman said Canseco (pictured... we think) was paid $5,000 in advance for the fight, with another $5,000 due at the fight. Canseco (the Jose version) missed his flight early Friday night from L.A., but when "he" showed up for the weigh-in, Feldman figured all was OK.

Except the first tip that all was not as it seemed came after "Jose" kept requesting to be paid in cash before the fight.

"I told him I had to pay him by check for business reasons," Feldman said. "He said he needed cash. We went back and forth."

Then, a text message arrived from Jose Canseco's phone: "You have to pay him."

"I was confused by why he wrote 'him,''' Feldman said. "I still wasn't going to pay cash, and that's when [Ozzie] walked out,'' Feldman said. "About then people began telling me it wasn't really Jose, too. They pointed to the tattoos on his arms."

Jose has tattoos on his arms, while Ozzie is clean. The twin brother of Jose, who at times subs in for Jose for autographs was then escorted out of the nightclub by police. Jose would later tweet that night "Be very careful with Damon feldman [sic] who runs celebrity boxing he will not pay you if you fight for him." Once the story broke, Canseco would later defend his name on Twitter, saying -- among other things -- "is anyone out there smart enough to figure it out or are you all a bunch of hateful morons[?]"

Feldman then received another text from Canseco Sunday.

"If you pay my brother the $5,000 I will fight for you again and handle all the media that is calling me and make you look good," the text reads. "If not, well, you're on your own."

Needless to say, Feldman wasn't interested and is now seeking the original $5,000 back.

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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: March 31, 2011 2:38 am

Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

   Canseco had a very fast bat - and the powers that be shut him out of the home run competition year after year - he consequently never wentc-cand that was wrong.

   On the funny side, I remember a fly ball bouncing off his head and into the stands...hahaha

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 5:38 pm

Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

Can you say "President Canseco?"

Since: Sep 30, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:30 pm

Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

This also goes back to the Roger Clemens trial. Was he paid off to say he didn't remember seeing Clemens' trainor ? What a wicked web we leave when we practice to decieve.

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 4:27 pm

Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

Ahhh, life with the Cansecos! A brief but appreciated break from the drama of pennant races, court battles, March Madness, and LaBron.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:35 am

Oh, Jose can You See

So how do we know that is Jose Canseco on Celebrity Apprentice? In fact, how do we know that is really Donald Trump?

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:23 am
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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 8:06 am

Canseco pulls bait-and-switch at boxing event

If Celebrity Apprentice hasn't opened peoples' eyes to what a lazy good for nothing jerk that Jose Canseco is, then, nothing will. Though, I in no way condone steroid use and since Canseco retired from baseball, this behemoth of uselessness has spent his time scheming ways in which to acquire money without having to get off of the couch and he did, in fact, rat out fellow players solely for personal gain. Canseco is without question, a vile despicable scumbag and a huge steaming pile of gooey a-hole excrement! This episode is merely one of many perpetrated by Canseco, who has taken laziness to new lows, by receiving money and sending a stand in to replace himself, in order to insure that getting off of the couch would be unnecessary. I would be shocked to learn that this idiot doesn't wear diapers, so as to avoid having to stand up and walk to the toilet to relieve himself!

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:05 am

Reality television

Oh and I forgot to mention, copywritten idea Jose.  Go ahead and try to do it, hehehehe.

Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: March 29, 2011 6:03 am

"you have to pay him"

Wow, an admission by Jose that he did pull the scam.  It seems like scams follow him all around.  Now we need the women to come out from the background and we can follow Jose and Ozzie around in reality television.

Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 12:08 am

From now on, I christen Jose Canseco, CIRCUS BOY

From now on, we should all refer to Canseco as CIRCUS BOY.  It is just a great fit for him.

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