Ex-NFLer Sikahema KO's Canseco in celebrity boutby FOXSports.com
Updated: July 13, 2008, 2:22 AM EST 50 comments add this RSS blog email print Jose Canseco may be known for — among other things — knocking balls out of the park. But Saturday, he couldn't help but be a victim of a knockout of a different kind.
Canseco KO'd Photos: Vai Sikahema KO'd Jose Canseco in a celebrity boxing match Saturday. See how it went down right here. The 6-foot-4 ex-slugger was KO'd by former Philadelphia Eagles kick returner, 5-foot-9 Vai Sikahema, in the first round of their celebrity boxing match in Atlantic City, according to a report by the Press of Atlantic City.
Sikahema, who is also a sportscaster, is no stranger to the ring. He has had more than 80 fights as an amateur boxer, according to the report, while Canseco claimed to have a background in martial arts.
"When you step inside the square circle," Sikahema said, according to the Press, "don't ever think that your size is going to matter because in Philadelphia, we will chop you down."
Sikahema knocked Canseco down twice — once with a left hook, and the second after a flurry of punches — as the bout was called before the end of the first round.
"The only thing that surprised me was that it didn't end in the first 30 seconds," Sikahema said.
Sikahema donated $5,000 of his winnings to the family of a slain Philadelphia police officer, who was shot and killed in May