Jose Canseco to appear at Tulsa Fight Night
BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
4/24/12 at 5:56 AM
Jose Canseco, perhaps the most notorious figure of Major League Baseball's steroid era, will be ringside for the Tulsa Charity Fight Night event.
The 21st annual show, which includes six professional boxing bouts, is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tulsa's downtown Hyatt Regency, 100 E. 2nd St. This year's official charity is LIFE Senior Services, a Tulsa United Way organization that provides resources and services to 25,000 seniors and caregivers each year.
Tulsa Charity Fight Night has donated more than $1 million to Tulsa-area organizations.
In his controversial 2005 book "Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big," Canseco admitted to having been a user of performance-enhancing drugs. He also identified other big-league players as having been steroid users.
During his 1985-2001 major-league career, Canseco played for six teams - Oakland, most notably - and belted 462 home runs. He now is playing for the Worcester (Mass.) Tornadoes, an independent team.
Additional Tulsa Charity Fight Night celebrities include Roy Jones Jr., a former world champion in five weight classes; and Kimbo Slice, a heavyweight mixed martial arts combatant who now is 4-0 as a boxer. Two of Slice's boxing victories were recorded at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.
Fight Night tickets are available at $375 apiece. For a 10-seat table, the cost is $3,600. For more information, call Mary O'Connor at 918-845-2776.
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