Jose Canseco getting back into the boxing ring

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's celebrates their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Jose Canseco #33 of the 1989 Oakland A's celebrates their World Series championship 25 years ago, before a game against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Jose Canseco is making his boxing comeback, as he is slated to fight a Barstool Sports intern in February.

Jose Canseco is back. The former Oakland A’s outfielder had been looking to step back into the ring, as he had challenged Logan Paul to a fight following his messy split with Canseco’s daughter. However, aside from some jabs through Twitter, nothing had happened on that front.

Instead, Canseco will have a different opponent when he returns to the ring. He is slated to fight a Barstool Sports intern known as Billy Football on Super Bowl weekend.

This does not change Canseco’s desire to fight Paul. As he indicated, he still wants to fight the wanna-be boxer after his bout with the intern.

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While Canseco may want to frame this as a tune up for a potential fight with Paul, there are other considerations. A $100,000 prize will be awarded to the winner of the bout, giving both boxers plenty of incentive.

Canseco has fought before. He infamously had a 77 second long MMA career which resulted in a defeat to the 7’2″ Hong Man Choi. Canseco also had three bouts on the Celebrity Boxing tour, going 1-1-1  before that career ended when he sent Ozzie Canseco to fight in his place. Considering his prowess in Muay Thai, kung fu, karate, and with the nunchucks, it was easy to spot the impersonator.

But Canseco is motivated. He is looking at a significant payday for his efforts should he win. A decisive victory would also prove that he could be a match for Paul, instead of someone that could be knocked cold in a matter of seconds.

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Jose Canseco is getting back in the ring. This time, he has his eyes set on a bigger prize.

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