Monday, March 28, 2011

Ozzie Subs For Jose In Boxing, Promoted Pissed

Get this...

Ozzie Canseco showed up as his brother Jose for a celebrity boxing match over the weekend at the Hollywood, Florida Hard Rock, according to Dave Hyde in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"A bait-and-switch," promoter Damon Feldman told Hyde. "I'm disgusted."

Feldman claims he paid Jose $5,000 leading up to the fight with plans to pay him an additional $5,000 when he showed.

"The guy I thought was Jose kept asking me to pay him in cash before [the fight]," Feldman said. "I told him I had to pay him by check for business reasons. He said he needed cash. We went back and forth."

Ozzie, who has switched out for Jose in the past, never was allowed to box and received a police escort out of the Hard Rock.


Feldman has said he did not pay Ozzie the $5,000 for showing up as a Canseco and wants the original $5,000 he paid Jose back.

Here's what happened one of the last times Jose tried to celebrity box...
((HT: WCAU/ESPN/youtube))

Maybe there was a reason Jose didn't want to fight after all...

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