When George Zimmerman announced he would take on anyone for a celebrity boxing match the response was tremendous. His handlers said they took in more than 15,000 offers including one from rapper The Game, who who said “I will beat the f#*k out of him…for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and his family.”
Today it was announced that George Zimmerman will fight rapper DMX in a celebrity boxing match.
Here’s the big question: Why is Zimmerman doing this? You would think that if you got away with shooting an unarmed teen-ager in an emotionally charged case that even had the President of the United States weighing in, you would somehow attempt to keep a low-profile.
But Zimmerman has been involved in several highly publicized incidents that has kept him in the public eye.
In an interview recently with Radaronline.com, Zimmerman says that boxing is his hobby.
“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.”
Zimmerman, who is 30, stands 5′ 8″ and weighs 200 pounds.
DMX is 43 years old, stands 5′ 11″ and weighs 175 pounds.
So it’s clear that Zimmerman has hand-picked an opponent that’s older and smaller.
“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…Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my d**k out and piss on him … right in his muthaf**kin face. Zimmerman is a piece of s**t and that’s what he needs to drink.”
But is DMX really a fighter?
Back in 2009 he announced that he would fight during an MMA card in Alabama, but that match was eventually cancelled.
According to Yahoo!Sports, DMX wanted the following language inserted into the contract for the match:
“Event Promotor and Management agree that [DMX] is scheduled to win the Boxing Challenge…All parties agree this even has been scheduled to occur only in fun and that the artist involved is not a professional boxer.”
We don’t like this fight.
We don’t like the fact that Zimmerman is a free man.
We don’t like the fact that Zimmerman is capitalizing on an incident that left an innocent young man dead.
But if this fight does happen, here’s our hope: that DMX is truly the rough rider that he rapped about during the height of his career.