Last time Jose Canseco was here to box, NBC 10's Vai Sikahema laid him out in a minute. Now Canseco plans to battle Broomall-born Danny Bonaduce in a Jan. 17 bout at a location to be annouced, promoted of course by Damon Feldman's Celebrity Boxing outfit. Bonaduce, who we recently reported was being considered for the morning gig at 94 WYSP, has fought at three earlier Celebrity Boxing Federation bouts. The 5-foot-7 "Partridge Family" star can be seen Saturdays on CMT's "Hulk Hogan Celebrity Wrestling," which also features Northeast-raised Frank Stallone.
"The bigger they are, the harder they fall," boasts Bonaduce. "Think of what Mike Tyson used to do to bigger guys. That's what I'm going to do to Canseco." Canseco was charged last week in federal court in San Diego with misdemeanor possession of an illegal fertility drug he allegedly acquired in Mexico. The bad boy of baseball, an admitted steroid user, was caught with human chorionic gonadotropin, which helps produce testosterone in steroid users, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Canseco claims to have had food poisoning when defeated by Sikahema, and says he didn't train, either. This time, Feldman says, Canseco swears to flatten Bonaudce in Round One.
Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 for the bout, which will also be online at GoFightLive.com. For tix, contact Center Stage Tickets by calling 800-677-8499 or online at ticketlynx.com. Stay tuned to the column for the fight location.