Monday, July 14, 2008

An old fashion beat down!

You had probably heard of the celebrity fight that took place over the weekend.  

Jose Canseco, 6'4" and 245 lbs, had put out a challenge to any celebrity athlete that wanted to get in the ring and go toe to toe with him.  The rules were that they would use 14 ounce gloves and would fight three 2-minute rounds.  

Vai Sikahema, the same Vai that was an standout football player at BYU and played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles, took him up on the challenge.  Vai stands at 5'9" and ways only 205 lbs., thats seven inches and 45 pounds that he gives up to the bigger Canseco.  Watching the highlights of the fight though you could see that he was never at a disadvantage.

After two knockdowns and what amounted to less than a round, the fight was stopped.  The highlights say it all.

I met Vai when I was a kid.  His niece lived in my ward and he came to church with her family one day.  It was a big deal to me because I really looked up to him as a football player.  I remember the testimony he shared in sacrament about how their is a time and season for all things.  

Looks like it was his time to beat up on a has-been baseball player.

War Vai for putting the hammer down and taking it to Canseco.