Jose Canseco pulled the old switcheroo Saturday, sending his twin brother Ozzie in his place to fight in a Celebrity Boxing event at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida, according to promoter Damon Feldman.
Feldman says he already paid the bad boy of baseball and "Celebrity Apprentice" castmate $5,000 for the fight and that Ozzie Canseco pretended to be Jose and demanded the remainder of his purse, $5,000 in cash, refusing Feldman's offer of a check. "Jose" aka Ozzie refused to fight without the money.
Feldman says Ozzie, who enjoyed a brief MLB career himself, was only outed after a photographer noticed that he was missing a tattoo on his arm that Jose has.
Late Saturday night, Jose posted on Twitter: "Be very careful with Damon Feldman who runs Celebrity Boxing he will not pay you if you fight for him." But a text message that Jose sent to Feldman on Sunday seems to back up Feldman's story. "If u pay my brother the 5k I will fight for u again and handle all the media that is calling me. And make u look good if not well ur on ur own," said the message sent from Canseco's cell.
Jose Canseco did not return a voicemail or text seeking comment Sunday.