Wed 5 Feb 2014
George Zimmerman has found his match. The former security guard, acquitted for the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, will go head-to-head versus DMX in a celebrity boxing match. Confirmed by TMZ, celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman reveals DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants.
“I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up,” said the rapper to TMZ earlier this month, if given the chance. A date, time, and location for the three-round fight will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday, February 12.
UPDATE: TMZ now reports that George Zimmerman and DMX’s boxing match isn’t official just yet. The fight is dependent on funding, and no contract or paper work has been signed by either party (thank God). We understand that a story like this creates an ethical dilemma, but there’s currently a petition going round to put a halt to the “celebrity” boxing match, which you can sign here.
UPDATE #2: Straight from the horses mouth: DMX finally speaks on the proposed “celebrity” boxing match. Interviewed by FOX in South Carolina, Earl Simmons says that he has yet to make his decision about the fight, but if he did agree to it, George Zimmerman’s earnings would have to go to charity. Despite boasting that he’ll “gladly beat the shit out him,” X clarifies that the fight is “not a done deal yet.” Let’s hope it stays that way.
Watch DMX’s interview after the jump…