George Zimmerman to Fight DMX in Celebrity Boxing Match [UPDATE]

UPDATE, 2/10, 11:30 a.m.: Damon Feldman says that the George Zimmerman boxing match is not canceled.

UPDATE [2/9/2014,12:59 a.m.]: Promoter Damon Feldman cancels George Zimmerman/DMX fight, then backtracks, say’s he’ll announce the final outcome on Tuesday.

UPDATE: Under pressure from the growing opposition to the George Zimmerman/DMX boxing match, fight promoter Damon Feldman has indicated that Zimmerman will not appear at the Philadelphia press conference next week.


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ORIGINAL:

George Zimmerman agreed to fight in a celebrity boxing match, but now he may be biting his tongue. Buzzfeed reports that the man who was  found not guilty for the murder of Florida teen Trayvon Martin will fight DMX.

“I am going to beat the living fuck out him,” the rapper told TMZ. “I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I fuck him right up.”

And that's before the official announcement's even been made. Buzzfeed says that promoter Damon Feldman was supposed to release the information today — what would be Martin's 19th birthday — but decided to wait after people on Twitter called him out for being insensitive.

Feldman told Buzzfeed that DMX was chosen out of a list of 15,000 who applied to fight Zimmerman, including Lindsay Lohan's dad (womp) and former Baywatch star Jeremy Jackson (womp-womp.)

I think they chose well. Don't you? I mean, if you're in to this kind of thing.

 

  • Tashia Hankerson

    the Zimmerman fight should continue., Has anyone paid attention to the fact there are 15000 others prepared to get in the ring and many more who have not signed the petition based on the way it is written. Why is there no petition to see if people want the petition to end. Notice, Zimmerman is willing to make money off what he has done, perhaps he needs to live with the what he has done for the rest of his life, and if inviting others to that fight is he way of being a participant, then who are we to disagree with that

  • Bryan

    I just don’t get it. George Zimmerman shoots a 19 year old kid and now he’s considered a celebrity? This whole thing is pathetic

  • accusedofwhitepower

    The media clinging on to an old story that they concocted in the first place. This wasn’t a race issue. This was a legal loophole issue. Yet, of course that’s not sexy so racism it is. Then of course, millions of black people jumped on the bandwagon just like with OJ simspon. Does anyone think OJ is innocent now? Anyone?

    I mean, Zimmerman just has a caucasian sounding name. He’s not even white.

    Bottom line. Zimmerman’s a racist moron that did not break any laws. By following Martin, he was showing his racist tendencies to stereotype every black person as a thug and Zimmerman is indeed a complete f-king idiot. A relic from a time long gone and even if there were breakins in his neigborhood, he has no right to think that every black hoodie wearing teen is a thug.

    But Martin, training to be a UFC fighter, was beating the shit out of him at that moment. He was on top, punching him and slamming the man’s head on the concrete.

    If Zimmerman did not have the gun, Martin would most likely have beaten his ass and done serious bodily injury, possibly even killed him.

    Of course, this will seem racist to ignorant people. I’m not racist. Why? I don’t judge people by their skin color. It’s asinine to think that you can. I do however believe that you can judge them by their actions.

    What happened is a terrible tragedy. Martin was just a kid. He made the wrong decision of trying to fight a racist with a gun. There will always be morons like Zimmerman around. Arguing that it’s Zimmerman’s fault b/c if he shouldn’t be racist is like arguing that there’d be no war if all religions just got along.

    This whole celebrity boxing bs is a pretty good indicator of how low this entire debacle has fallen. Thank you sensationalists and ignorant people who believe everything they read!