George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in boxing bout

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 (CNN) — Let’s get ready to … mumble.

As in, what now, George Zimmerman?

Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.

This time, he’ll be stepping into a boxing ring to fight rapper DMX.

Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea. Boxing was his hobby, he told Radar Online last month, even prior to the “incident.”

The incident, of course, is the February 2012 encounter in which he shot dead an unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17. He stood trial for murder, but was acquitted.

“Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss,” he told Radar.

“A mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out.”

Damon is Damon Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing and self-described opportunist, whose claim to fame is putting together bizarre matchups. Think Tonya Harding, Michael Lohan.

He said last week that he was accepting offers for someone to step into the ring for a three-round, pay-per-view fight with Zimmerman.

“The news has been out for an hour and my e-mail is overloaded with 8,000 people wanting to fight George,” Feldman told CNN on Thursday.

Early Wednesday morning, he said he’s picked the contender. Out of more than 15,000 e-mailed requests, he’s going with DMX.

“The match will be one of the Biggest Celebrity Boxing matches of all time,” his news release said (uppercase emphasis his).

But in order to find out where and when it will take place, we’ll have to wait until next week.

DMX, as we know is a rapper, and braggadocio is his calling card.

He’s out for blood, he told TMZ. Not only will he break every rule in boxing, he said, he’ll “beat the living (expletive)” out of Zimmerman.

Ian Karmel, a writer for “Chelsea Lately,” has a better idea.

“They should send Floyd Mayweather to the ring and tell George Zimmerman it’s DMX,” he tweeted. “He won’t know the difference.”

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15 comments

  • carol

    blacks are so racist its not even funny anymore.Maybe dmx should be more worried about his failing life ,raising his kids and drug addiction.How many times has this clown been arrested ln just a few years

    • Lena Martinez-Duval

      You sound Ignorant. You talking about blacks but LOOK at Zimmerman trying to get some shine and keep his name in the media after killing a child. You ma’am sound like the racist. And after all the hell white people put black people in America through for hundreds of years you want type some Idiotic mess like that.

      Have a seat ma’am _

      • Anonymous

        In defense to your comment, I do not know any black person or white person that is still alive that was a part of the American slave era. White people do now owe black people anything. As well as black people do not owe white people anything. If we keep bringing racism up, it will never stop. As long as we keep calling people racist, or pulling the race card on every issue, it will nevery stop!

    • qui

      white people don’t understand that no matter how far we come as a people.some of you guys still have on white sheetz ..stop hiding behind your stupid ancestors who was scared to show up..and who without guns was straight wussies,part wimp and part puss.

  • Gerry

    Ha ha, what a joke. Zimmer was reported as fighting like a sissy by his own personal trainer. DMX probably has access to trainers and supplements. The only way Zimmer can win is with his 9.

  • shawn braxton

    To all you whites out there who continue to insist that your people don’t oww pur people zilch, and the people here are not the slace owners of the past., and you want us to just let it go, sweep it like dirt under the rug. I’m black, I know this because I was brought into a society that labelled me that. Every college, and every job I applied for made sure I annotated who I am. To the whites that have wealth in their family, I’m talking generations of it, I wonderwas that wealth, that business, that property was that attained through the free labor of my ancestors. Even when they wrte freed, there was no reparations, there was no education, no rehabilitation, they were freed and still wasn’t considered equal…most of my people had to go back to tho slave owners and work for pennies just to make it. And this process continued generation after generation, fighting and working. We did indeed get equality to an extent, some of us did great things with the opportunities provided. But 98% of us were screwed. Imagine the type of blacks we would have npw, if they were paid what they were due then. If when slavery had ended your people would have embraced my people as people then, imagine the state of our communities. Slavery ended 140 years ago, the persecution and oppression of my people died down in the 60’s and 70’s, but we still live and exist in a system that we as a black people did not help create, laws that we did nor make but are expected to live by. So don’t give me the people that once were don’t exist anymore, by this comment tjread there’s plenty of them out there, and if they legalized slavery again they would die for the chance to own another human being. If you can trace your families financial gain from slavery, you sir owe us your fortune. If by chance you were one of the whites whose family was against slavery, against blacks being considered less than man then I salute you. Finally rqcism is being used wrong. Blacks can’t be racist. We lossed that race, necause we have a problem playing as a team. Racism is a group sport played by the races for the ownership and control of the wealth and resources of this land. My people lost. And at this moment my people are fighting to not become criminals or beggers. The way things are going we are trying to prevent becoming the permanent labor class. As for X fighting Zimmerman, I really don’t care, I ould hope Zimmerman is doing this as penance for a guilty conscious, or in some twisted way he seeks redemption and forgiveness and his legacy of a man who mursered a black teen, but as a man who made a horrible mistake. But who am I but human. Personally it should be Trayvons fatjer who fights Zimmerman. If it must be a public spectacle how about we see some real moral justice for once.

    • Dustin Cavanaugh

      I am considered White. Irish actually. Did you know my ancestors (the Irish) were slaves just as blacks where? Treated worse in fact. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Did you also know slavery was all around the world then? Did you know it still exists in quite a few nations? Did you know that the Africans generally willing sold the other African? Did you know the Hebrews were slaves to the Egyptians? My point is this. Blacks were not the only slaves. To claim your plight is more important than anyone else’s is racist. Why do you think my ancestors matter less? In the end we are all related to slaves and most of us are related in general. We have more important things to be concerned about. Classism is the real issue today.

  • Justin Robertson

    First of all with all this racist garbage between not only black people but white fucking people too.. this shit needs to stop. I am sorry to all blacks that my great great great grandaddy bought slaves who were sold as prisoners of war from Africa. It is now 2014 we have a black president and black people are flourishing in the government and political world like never before. There is no more need for black this or white that, were all fighting a never ending battle and the only way to win it is for everyone to have self control and stop worrying about racial shit even for the dick head white guys I know that still have that mentality. So go ahead read this post and then continue to fight with the opposite color about this subject see if your or my opinion really makes a fucking difference. Grow up get over the fking race war and try to worry about bigger things then “hate” crimes. I hate to bring it up but a black woman in texas is currently awaiting a verdict for kidnapping a 12 year old white child and burning him to death with a blow torch. Yeah I see media keeps it on the hush hush but I am not going to argue and try to have it blasted on the news. Like I said people die everyday to wild shit over wild things, simply let the court give the suspects their due process and let it be at that. Anyhow folks have a great rest of the week and lets see a good boxing match between both of these nut bags and see who walks away with the “fame” that all of us idiots are giving to them

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