A planned “celebrity” boxing match between infamous gunman George Zimmerman, and multi-felon rap star DMX, has been called off after the promoter had second thoughts.
“This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing thank you,” said promoter Damon Feldman on Twitter.
“I walked away from av [sic] million dollar payday with this fight but to be honest I’d rather be happy and make people happy thank you.”
Zimmerman who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin because the jury were not convinced he was the aggressor, told Radar Online that he would have been giving money from the fight to charity:
“Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and 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.”
Over a thousand celebrities put their name in the hat to fight Zimmerman, including “hardcore” pro wrestler The Sandman, and rap star the Game. The choice was eventually narrowed down to Game’s fellow rapper DMX, but it seems human decency has prevailed and the fight has been canceled.