Saturday, July 12, 2008
Updated: July 13, 3:18 PM ET
Canseco knocked out by former NFL return man Sikahema
ESPN.com news services
ATLANTIC CITY -- Jose Canseco was knocked out by former Philadelphia Eagles return man Vai Sikahema in their celebrity boxing match Saturday.
Canseco's size advantage -- he is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds to Sikahema's 5-9, 205 -- was not a factor in the bout, which was over in the first round.
"When you step inside the square circle," Sikahema said, according to the Press of Atlantic City, "don't ever think that your size is going to matter because in Philadelphia, we will chop you down."
Sikahema was asked if there were any surprises.
"That it didn't finish in the first 30 seconds," he said.
Sikahema, who is also a sportscaster, has some experience in the ring. He has had more than 80 fights as an amateur boxer, according to the Press. Canseco said he had a background in martial arts.
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.
Sikahema donated $5,000 of his winnings to the family of a slain Philadelphia police officer, who was shot and killed in May.