Sunday, 9 February 2014

Celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX canceled

George Zimmerman and DMX fight is off, says its promoter.
A celebrity boxing match between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX is off as the promoter said he would rather make people happy than make money from the fight.  In a series of tweets Saturday afternoon Damon Feldman explained his decision to cancel the match that was announced earlier this week.

“This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing thank you,” he tweeted from his handle@hollywoodbox11. ”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.”

Feldman told TMZ he selected the musician out of a pool of more than 15,000 willing fighters to get in the ring with the infamous killer of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. In January Zimmerman, 30, said he has been training for months for a boxing match.

But due to concerns from the public Feldman apologized Saturday and said he did not wish to go through with it.

“I wasn’t being disrespected [sic] to anyone I had a plan here with this fight I’ll let you know soon hope everyone is happy I’m very sorry,” he tweeted. “I want to thank everyone for the good n [sic] bad comments I’ve made the choice to cancel the fight w George Zimmermann [sic] more to life then [sic] money.”

 DMX’s rep Domenick Nati said in a statement that his client never formerly agreed to the fight.
The situation will not affect any of DMX’s upcoming concerts in America or around the world, he said.

But the musician, 43, told TMZ he couldn’t wait however, couldn’t wait to fight the former neighborhood watchman of a gated community in Sanford Fla. He was acquitted last summer of murder and manslaughter charges after the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon to in 2012.

“I am going to beat the living f— out of him,” DMX boasted, according to TMZ. ”I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f— him right up.”The match was supposed to be for three rounds and details were to be announced next week.

Outraged members of the public organized through a Facebook page and petitions to the White House and Change.Org to stop the event.

“No Promoter or Celebrity Boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit,” the White House petition reads.

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