On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, his killer, George Zimmerman, is making headlines again. This time, it involves his upcoming celebrity boxing match against rapper DMX.
Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman told TMZ that DMX was chosen as George Zimmerman’s opponent out of 15,000 applicants.
Zimmerman, 30, previously announced his idea for the challenge and stated he was willing to fight anyone willing to accept the task.
“I am going to beat the living f--k out of him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f--k him up right,” the 43-year-old rapper said.
Although paperwork has yet to be signed, Feldman told 94WIP and The Morning Show that Floyd Mayweather Sr. is slated to serve as referee.
The internet-only pay-per-view fight will consist of three rounds, with some of proceeds being allegedly donated to an unnamed animal rescue charity.
In February 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He was acquitted from the murder trial last year.
Since then, Zimmerman has had other run-ins with the law, including felony aggravated assault, domestic violence and alleged assault on his father-in-law.
The match’s time, date and location details will reportedly be announced at a news conference next Wednesday.
A petition on Change.org, the world’s largest petition platform, is already underway to cancel the fight.