Canseco Sends Twin Brother to Fight for Him

Former Major Leaguer ducks out of Hollywood boxing match

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    Looks like one of the Bash Brothers wasn't ready to get bashed.

    Former Major League slugger Jose Canseco is accused of ducking and weaving his way out of a South Florida boxing match after he tried to pass his twin off in his place.

    The bizarre incident happened Saturday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, where the 46-year-old was set to fight Billy Padden in a celebrity boxing bout.

    But when Canseco showed up to fight about 30 minutes beforehand, it was quickly realized it was the wrong Canseco, according to the Miami Herald.

    It was Jose's identical twin brother Ozzie.

    “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 the Herald.

    While Jose smashed over 460 home runs in parts of 17 seasons in the majors, brother Ozzie played just 24 games over parts of three seasons, with zero homers.

    The 400 or so fans who showed up to watch the Canseco fight Saturday were sent home.

    Jose Canseco was paid $10,000 for the match, which featured an appearance by Lindsay Lohan's dad Michael.

    The Celebrity Boxing rep said Ozzie showed up in Jose's place at Friday's weigh-in, but he wore sunglasses and never took off his shirt.

    "Nobody would have questioned then that it was not José Canseco," the source said. "He looked identical."
     
    Ozzie Canseco was escorted from the casino by police Saturday night, and now Celebrity Boxing is trying to get back the $5,000 check they gave him.

    Jose Canseco took to Twitter Sunday to bash the promoter of the fight, Damon Feldman.

    "Damon Feldman did not comply with his part of the agreement," Canseco wrote. "be careful with Damon Feldman, the Celebrity Boxing leader, who will not pay you if you fight for him."