Photo: Ozzie and Jose Canseco
Adding to his list of less-than-normal activities, Jose Canseco reportedly didn’t feel like participating in a Celebrity Boxing match. However, rather than completely bailing on the event, he stole an idea from bad television. He sent his twin brother in his place.
The 46-year-old former professional baseball player was scheduled to fight Billy Padden over the weekend, but backed out, and sent his twin, Ozzie Canseco, to don the gloves.
Celebrity Boxing officials said they did realize they had the wrong Cuban Canseco at Friday’s weigh-in. It wasn’t until just before Saturday’s fight, when Ozzie removed his shirt and they noticed the lack of bicep tattoos, that they realized it was not Jose.
Upon the discovery, Ozzie was escorted out of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino by police officers.
And just like any trendy celebrity these days, Jose took to Twitter to not clear things up, and explain why he would think it suitable to send his twin. He claims that Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman failed to keep up his end of the bargain, though an unnamed source told the Miami Herald Canseco was paid the agreed-upon fee of $10,000 in two payments.
Monday morning, Jose was still tweeting, and said, “Is anyone out there smart enough to figure it out or are you all a bunch of hateful morons.”
We don’t know Mr. Canseco, but maybe you guys should just stick to double mint commercials.