George Zimmerman and DMX to Fight in Boxing Match

Posted on February 5, 2014

George Zimmerman and rapper DMX will fight in a celebrity boxing match. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter in 2013 for killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has not faded from the headlines and now plans to use his celebrity status to box. DMX has vowed to break all the rules in his fight with Zimmerman. This has the makings of a crazy and unpleasant event. The only plus site to the story is that it is might be used to raise money for charity - we hope this turns out to be the case. However, the celebrity boxing promoter CNN talks to says it is not a charity event. TMZ says the celebrity boxing match was Zimmerman's idea. This means Zimmerman has probably been training so proceed with caution DMX. Take a look:

CNN reports that Rev. Al Sharpton had some wise words about the match. He says, "We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero."

A petition is calling for an end to the planned celebrity boxing match.