Dykstra seeks revenge against Canseco

Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San...

Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011. (DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters)

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Lenny Dykstra holds a grudge against Jose Canseco and he's vowing to get even with him -- in the boxing ring.

"Canseco ruined my career by spreading lies," Dykstra said Wednesday, as it was announced the former baseball stars would headline a celebrity boxing card Saturday in Los Angeles. The event will be streamed live on FilmOn.com at 9 p.m. ET.

Canseco, 47, has written in two books that he used steroids during his baseball career, which ended in 2001. He also has blown the whistle on other alleged steroid users.

Dykstra, 48, who retired in 1996, was named in the Mitchell Report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball in 2007. Dykstra apparently blames Canseco for going public with steroid use, which led to the MLB investigation.

Canseco, who stands 6-foot-4, has a six-inch height advantage on Dykstra.

Canseco originally was to have fought Tareq Salahi, the "White House party crasher" but Dykstra begged to take Salahi's place.

Salahi now will fight Kato Kaelin in another bout.


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