As with most things in Canseco's life, the bout was disappointing and short-lived.
The fight was part of a minor league promotion by the Arkansas Travelers, the Class AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels.
It was scheduled for four two-minute rounds, but as you can see from the video below it was light on action.
I mean, if I saw these two guys "fighting" like that on the street I wouldn't even stop. I would assume that they were simply swatting bees away from each others faces like any gentleman would do for another.
Now onto the action:
There was one "oooh" moment in the fourth round when Canseco landed a punch on Hogan that knocked him into the ropes. However, "oohs" and "ahhs" aside, Hogan won the bout via a 39-37 decision. Another embarrassment by the former Bash Brother. Or was it?
Canseco walked away with somewhere between $10,000 and $30,000. All for stepping into the ring for a few minutes with a 60-year-old man. Hogan, on the other hand, used the fight as an opportunity to raise money for the Ray Rodgers boxing gym where he trained.
The fight may have ended after four rounds, but Hogan made sure he got in a few post-fight jabs on Canseco, claiming that he tired in the third and fourth rounds. Need I remind you that this is a former Major League Baseball player we're talking about here. He tired in the third of four two-minute rounds after having barely thrown a punch in the second round? Maybe it's a good thing that the bank foreclosed on his 7,300 square foot mansion back in 2008. Can you imagine the stairs he'd have to climb!
Canseco took the loss in stride praising Hogan for his... testicular fortitude? "You gotta give the man a lot of credit," Canseco said. "He's got some big balls, I've got a lot of respect for him."
Though in the day after the fight Canseco wound up defending himself for not "hurting" Hogan. He told his Twitter followers that:
As for what's next for Canseco, I hear that Larry King is looking for something to do.Anyone that would take advantage of a 60 year old man in the ring deserves to get there skull crack open by me in the ring.
Video courtesy of ArkansasSports360.com.