Wow. In the most ridiculous news of the year, rapper DMX will face off with George Zimmerman (the man who killed Trayvon Martin) in a boxing match…for money. I’m not sure if DMX feels he is being a vigilantly, or if he just needs the money, but he told TMZ that he would break every being rule and piss on his face. I usually try to remain positive, but this is absolutely insane. A boxing promoter by the name of Damon Feldman announced that he would bring Zimmerman to the ring and he received over 15,000 applicants who wanted to fight him. Of Course, he chose DMX, who has proven to the world with his recent erratic behavior and arrest, that he needs to get his life together. Two sad men and one asinine promoter. What makes this so bad, is the fact that the Trayvon Martin trial and subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman brought racial tensions to the forefront. This boxing match will not benefit anyone except for Zimmerman who is making money off of murdering a teenage boy (who would have turned 19 today ironically). Wow.
According to TheYBF:
In a desperate act to make money, Georger Zimmerman, who was found NOT GUILTY of murdering Trayvon Martin,will participate in a celebrity boxing match against DMX. George named plenty of celebs (who were mostly black men) whom he wanted to box. Let that sink in.
When celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman first announced plans to bring George to the ring, he received 15,000 applicants whom all wanted to put a pounding on George. DMX emerged as the winner. But is it really a win?
The match will last 3 rounds, and reports say 30-year-old Zimmerman has been training pretty hard for months. Meanwhile, 43-year-old DMX has only been known for getting arrested the past few months.
George will reportedly have security on hand to prevent anyone from “getting out of hand”.
The date, time, and location of the fight will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday. Is this a train wreck we’re all waiting to watch? Not us.
By the way, today would have Trayvon’s 19th birthday.
[UPDATE] There is now a petition floating around to “Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit”.
Now that you are aware of the boxing match with “objective” information, we encourage folks to sign this. The text is below and you can sign HERE.
Celebrity Boxing Promoter Damon Feldman & George Zimmerman are attempting to promote and profit off of racial tensions in America.Damon Feldman has been known for fixing fights and taking short cuts in the past in bypassing state requirements for fighters to obtain a license to box.Mr Feldmans past should be highly considered in this regard if Feldman is not going through the proper channels to ensure the safety of the participants it puts lives at risk.in addition the entire idea of this event is to use racial tensions to lure people in to purchase the event. this will only hurt America as it will continue to stir up racial tensions that have been on going in this nation for quite some time.No Promoter or Celebrity Boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit.