Fighter 'Jose Canseco' Turned Out to Be Twin Brother Ozzie

Ozzie Canseco pretended to be Jose for a boxing match in Florida.

ByABC News
March 28, 2011, 1:55 PM

March 28, 2011 -- Will the real Jose Canseco please stand up?

Canseco, the former major-league baseball star, and his twin brother Ozzie tried to pull a switcheroo on boxing promoter Damon Feldman -- when Ozzie pretended to be his notorious twin for a fight Saturday night, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"I was just misled by the whole thing," Feldman told ABC News. "I'm disgusted."

Feldman had booked Jose for a fight at the Hard Rock nightclub in Hollywood, Fla., paying $5,000 in advance with plans to pay him an additional $5,000 when he arrived.

"The guy I thought was Jose kept asking for cash," Feldman said. "I told him I had to pay him by check."

Ozzie's identity was blown when fans noticed that his tattoos were not the same as his brother's.

Feldman paid him with a check and Ozzie never threw a punch. He was escorted out of the nightclub before the fight by police, once his identity was known.

"I've never had a problem like this. He's [Jose is] very difficult to deal with, but I've never had a problem like this," said Feldman. "I work with people like Michael Lohan and Rodney King and nothing like this has ever happened."

Feldman said he has canceled the check, but still wants the original advance of $5,000 back from Jose.

"We've lost money, it's just not right," said Feldman. "These guys played a fast one on me. I want my money back."

This isn't the first time Ozzie has impersonated his brother. The two have pulled the same stunt at autograph signings in the past, and Feldman said he now wonders whether he was fooled when he hired Jose on other occasions.

Jose has taken to Twitter, warning people to "be very careful with Damon Feldman who runs celebrity boxing he will not pay you if you fight for him."

Jose also tweeted, "Let's see who is smart enough to figure out what happened at the boxing match." contributed to this report.