Ring promoter Damon Feldman has confirmed that George Zimmerman will fight DMX in what is being billed as a "celebrity" boxing match. You will know George Zimmerman as the former neighborhood watchman who escaped a guilty verdict for second-degree murderlast year for the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012.
His opponent in this boxing match is not the only one who hates Zimmerman's guts, but despite his longtime tough guy image, DMX hardly looks fit to box a broccoli fart. With a string of offenses such as possession of weed, dangerous driving, DUIs, animal cruelty, and more, his last stint in prison saw him moved to a mental health unit with an "undisclosed mental disorder."
How is that entertainment? How, in Barack Obama's United States? How is this even honoring Trayvon Martin? It isn't, it never could. This match is virtually in Zimmerman's hands. DMX is the challenged, not the challenger. Considering that Feldman has been charged with fixing celebrity matches before, and also for promoting unlicensed matches, this couldn't just go either way. This has so many different ways it could go badly wrong. If it is fixed, and it goes horribly wrong, then what?
The match originally came about when rapper The Game challenged Zimmerman. Although Feldman told The Game that he'd have a fight on his hands because Zimmerman had been training hard, The Game laughed it off. Not long after, Zimmerman dropped out and decided he wanted to fight DMX instead.
Promoter Feldman has also stated that all of Zimmerman's proceedings from this match will go to charity. That is not going to make everybody who still thinks he's guilty have a sudden change of heart and say to themselves, well hey, he's not such a bad guy after all, but dropping The Game for DMX tells me that he really wants to win, because take a look at the bulky Zimmerman compared with the wasted and vacant-looking 43-year-old rapper.
George Zimmerman's "celebrity" boxing match against DMX will be aired both online and on pay-per-view on March 1st, subject to change (or cancellation).
Sound off, Fanboys! What are your views on this? Do you think people are taking it seriously or not serious enough? Should this match be boycotted? Comments below and thanks for reading!