Zelenoff has his own Wiki page. I couldn't help but crack up at this:
Zelenoff turned professional in May 2008 at the Paris Middle School, Paris, Arkansas, United States. In his debut Zelenoff faced Arkansas based "tomato can" Andrew "Kid Thunder" Hartley who had a 1-13 record at the time.
Something about turning pro at a middle school in a town of 3,500 just gets me every time.
He wasn't defending himself, and gave the tapping motion...
i know, i'm not arguing the stoppage.. but what i'm saying is, the big guy didn't even land a single punch on him when he was on the ground.. canseco had no reason to call it quits unless he was scared..
Canseco tapped because he had a well trained 7'2 330 pound K-1 fighter on top of him raining down punches, and as you can see, Canseco was even more lost on the ground than he was on his feet. Canseco, himself, said that he was scared before he even stepped into the ring. He tapped because he didn't went to get smashed into unconsciousness. Yes, they could have given him a much easier opponent, but the Japanese love those freakshow type fights and Canseco was probably well paid to step into a fight where everything pointed to him losing quickly.