Jose Canseco, because things are going so well for him these days, has been looking for someone to go toe-to-toe with him in a celebrity (and I use that term very, very loosely) boxing match. He had recently been offering $5,000 to get someone to accept the challenge, and for a while, everyone, as they usually do, completely ignored Jose Canseco.
But a brave hero has finally stepped up so that this stupid fight may finally take place. And that hero is former Philadelphia Eagles return man Vai Sikahema. What a relief that must be for the millions of you who sit around all day and wistfully think, “Man, when is Jose Canseco going to fight Vai Sikahema?!”
Canseco claims that he’s earned black belts in Kung fu, Taekwondo, and Muay Thai. I’d love to doubt him (and I sort of do), but the man does have a certain track record for telling the truth. He’s also going to have a considerable height and weight advantage over Sikahema.
As for Sikahema’s qualifcations, he grew up wanting to be a professional boxer, and he fought in a National Golden Gloves Championship that would eventually be won by a fellow named Sugar Ray Leonard. That explains the goal-post punching celebration you see above (they do look like quality punches).
More recently, he’s been staying in shape by anchoring at NBC-10 in Philadelphia and going shopping with Johnny Weir. I hear that’s Floyd Mayweather’s secret, too.
The fight is scheduled for July 12th in Atlantic City.
Credit: Yahoo Sports