George Zimmerman celebrity boxing match against DMX cancelled: ‘I’m done with Zimmerman,’ promoter says
A celebrity fight between George Zimmerman and DMX was scheduled to take place on 1 March
The most questionable sporting event in recent history has been axed, the promoter has confirmed.
A celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX was scheduled to take place on 1 March, but organiser Damon Feldman has since confirmed that it has been cancelled.
Taking to Twitter, he posted that he was “done with Zimmerman”, and that he had made the decision to pull the match because he was “the wrong person to put in a the ring and define celebrity boxing”.
Meanwhile, a member of DMX’s management team, Domenick Nati of Nati Celebrity Services, said in a statement: “Damon Feldman has announced that the George Zimmerman fight is cancelled via his Twitter. As previously stated, DMX never agreed to the fight and we thank you for all of the support from DMX's fans. This situation will not affect any of DMX's upcoming concerts in America or around the world.”
DMX had previously stated that he would fight Zimmerman for “every black person who has been done wrong in the system”.
“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," he said.
He also threatened to urinate in his face if he won.
Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges levied against him, after he fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a fight in February 2012 inside a gated community in Sanford. The 30-year-old Hispanic man claimed that he had killed Martin with a weapon in an act of self-defence.
Zimmerman remained without charge for 44 days after the shooting occurred, which led to nationwide protests and sparked furious debate over racial profiling and the right to use weapons in self-defence. Further demonstrations broke out after Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013.
Federal authorities are currently reviewing the entire case to decide whether Martin’s civil rights were violated.
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