George Zimmerman was looking for a fight, and now he’s found one.
The infamous neighborhood watch captain, acquitted in the murder of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin last year, will meet rapper DMX in the ring for a televised Celebrity Boxing match.
Zimmerman reportedly reached out to Damon Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing, to signal his interest in a high-stakes bout. More than 15,000 people applied to square off the man who killed Martin, but Feldeman selected 43-year-old rapper DMX.
During Zimmerman’s trial mixed martial arts trainer Adam Pollock testified that he trained Zimmerman for about a year in 2011. Pollack gave the court as assessment of Zimmerman’s fighting abilities.
“Just physically soft,” Pollock said. “He’s not a — you know, he was an overweight, large man when he came to us, and a very, very pleasant, very nice man, but physically soft. He was predominantly fat. Not a lot of muscle. Not a lot of strength.”
DMX says he already plans to fight dirty, and beat the “living f*** out of him.” However, his agent says the fight “is not officially confirmed. DMX has promised to “beat his ass”, but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet.”
|Former neighborhood watch captain||PROFESSION||Rapper, actor|
|Shot and killed Trayvon Martin||REASON FOR FAME||Sings “Up in Here,” starred in “Romeo Must Die”|
|Sanford, Fla.||HOMETOWN||Yonkers, NY|
|Painting sold on eBay for $100,000||
BEST-SELLING WORK OF ART
|Album “And Then There Was X” went platinum five times|
|Acquitted in Martin’s shooting||COURT RECORD||Has pleaded guilty to drug possession, animal cruelty and assault|
|“Hopefully someone that won’t hurt me too bad.”||FIGHTING WORDS||“I am going to beat the living f*** out him… I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f*** him right up.”|