Beware of exhibition boxing matches. They’re almost always a scam to exploit fans. In 2021, Canseco robbed his fans of their hard-earned dollars. The former MLB icon fought a Barstool Sports intern in a boxing match. But things ended very quickly for the former Oakland star. In sum, this event in West Virginia was very disappointing.
His exhibition took place at the Rough n’ Rowdy event but didn’t last long. Canseco suffered a knockout in under 10 seconds. News emerged that he had an injury going into the bout. Immediately, he received accusations of taking a dive. Bookmakers also refunded all bets on the ‘fight’ and refused to pay out winnings.
This was one of the most disappointing fights ever. Firstly, Mayweather robbed the fans of something special by waiting until Pacquaio was older. This was a calculated move on Money’s part because he was wary of the Filipino’s power. The fight should have occurred at least five years earlier but boxing politics interfered.
In the end, it was the fans who suffered. The bout was very boring because Pacquaio was unable to assert himself in terms of offense. Mayweather defended and countered for the entire fight. He constantly clinched his opponent and ground out a decision win. New arrived that Pacquiao had a srious shulder injury before the fight. By then, the fans’ money had already been gone for some time. It was the biggest pay-per-view in boxing history but didn’t really even get close to living up to the expectations.