As TMZ first reported, promoter Damon Feldman is attempting to set up a three-round boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX. The 43-year-old rapper said he will “beat the living f**k out” of Zimmerman, but the match hasn’t been confirmed yet. There is no contract in place, but people are already discussing whether or not this is a good idea.
One major issue being brought up is how wrong it is to call Zimmerman—who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012—a celebrity. Many believe that this fight is capitalizing on racial tensions and rewarding Zimmerman with money and attention that he doesn’t deserve. Still, there are some people who would love nothing more than to see DMX knock Zimmerman out.
UPDATE: Damon Feldman has announced that the fight is cancelled. He tweeted (then deleted the tweet): “It was my decision to cancel the george zimmerman fight it was worth a lot of money to me but people’s feelings meant more to me.”