VAI SIKAHEMA TO FIGHT JOSE CANSECO
Posted by Josh Alper on May 27, 2008, 12:34 p.m.
When Vai Sikahema returned kicks for the Philadelphia Eagles
, he celebrated a touchdown return against the Giants by peppering the goalpost with a flurry of punches. That history should come in handy when he boxes Jose Canseco
Sikahema answered the baseball player turned author’s open challenge for a fight and the two men will square off on July 12th in Atlantic City in a bout sponsored by Celebrity Boxing
Promotions. There’s no TV coverage lined up as yet but, given summer’s historical dearth of original television programs and network executives love of reality shows, that should come in due time.
Sikahema, now a Philly sportscaster, has been in the ring before. This January he beat a local DJ in a similar event. Canseco has no boxing experience but he was accused of knocking around each of his ex-wives. He should also have a pretty big size advantage. Sikahema is 5′9″ and played at 190 pounds while Canseco is 6′4″ and weighs 50 or 60 pounds more. And, if you’re curious, Celebrity Boxing Promotions isn’t a stickler when it comes to doping so I wouldn’t expect any steroid tests for either fighter.