Jose Canseco, Twin Caught in Boxing Switch Scheme: What Happened?

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Jose Canseco tried to send his twin brother Ozzie Canseco to box for him in a celebrity boxing match. “The Celebrity Apprentice” contestant apparently didn’t want to don the boxing gloves.

On Saturday night Jose Canseco was scheduled to fight Billy Padden at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. When Ozzie showed up to fight Padden, people weren’t fooled, and the fight never even happened. In fact, the night ended with Ozzie Canseco being lead out by police.

Throughout the years twins have tried to pull the switcheroo on people with one standing in for the other. Why were 46-year-old Jose Canseco and Ozzie caught this time?

At first the Celebrity Boxing officials didn’t realize that the twins had pulled a switch. However, it came to light when Ozzie took off his shirt, and he didn’t have the tattoos that his brother Jose sported. The tattoos appeared in their promotional material.

Jose Canseco took to Twitter to discuss what happened. According to him there was some reason, but nobody is smart enough to figure it out. He tweeted “let’s see who is smart enough to figure out what happened at the boxing match.”

What do you think? Are you smart enough to rise to the challenge as to why the “Celebrity Apprentice” star sent his twin brother to box? Did it have anything to do with the show at all?

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