The bout that no one was waiting for became a reality on Wednesday, as it looks like former baseball stars Jose Canseco and Lenny Dykstra will spar in the ring to further milk what's left of their fast-fading celebrity.
Canseco, a famed steroid user and performance-enhancer whistleblower, was previously set to fight Tareq Salahi, famous for being a White House party crasher (yes, you can be famous for being somewhere important just once). But Dykstra saw his apparently long-awaited opportunity and stepped in.
"Canseco ruined my career by spreading lies," Dykstra said in a statement. "I called Tareq and begged him to let me take his place in the upcoming fight against Canseco."
Not included in the statement was why Dykstra would blame Canseco for something he was more than capable of doing himself.
The fight is surprisingly appropriate, as both players achieved similar levels of stardom during their careers, played with chips on their shoulders and then spiraled after their playing days ended.
Canseco became a punching bag for critics who were sure he was only out for attention. Those critics still exist, and will no doubt be buoyed by this news. Meanwhile, Dykstra was labeled an investing genius before crashing into bankruptcy and being charged with a host of crimes ranging from indecent exposure to embezzlement. Dykstra became a speed bag for all those convinced he was crazy to begin with, and should never have been trusted by those that put their financial future in his hands.
So now we get to see what happens when two punching bags attempt to punch each other. Who needs Pacquiao-Mayweather after this? Don't expect HBO to carry this one, though.
The fight will take place on Nov. 5, live from the Avalon in Hollywood, Calif. The event, hosted by FilmOn.com, will be streamed live on www.FilmOn.com and to cable television networks in the US, including InDemand, DirecTV, DISH and Time Warner.
Other fights on the card include Joey Buttafuco vs. Lou Ballera, Nadya "Octomom" Suleman vs. Amy Fisher, Coolio vs. Jeremy Jackson, Salahi vs. Kato Kaelin, Michelle "Bombshell" McGee vs. Violet Kowal and Tila Tequila vs. TBA.
So, you know, don't miss it. Or do, if you have something more important going on. Like taking a nap.
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