MIAMI, Florida (CBSMiami) - Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman will step into the boxing ring and back into the spotlight.
Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges in the fatal shooting
of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin, will step into the boxing ring to
fight rapper DMX, according to CNN.
The matchup was announced Wednesday, on what would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday.
Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea because boxing was his hobby.
Zimmerman recently said he wanted to fight Kayne West because he beats up "defenseless people," a promoter for the match told TMZ. But now that's not the case.
DMX told TMZ
he wanted to fight Zimmerman and that he'd like to urinate on
Zimmerman's face in the name of "every black person who has been done
wrong in the system."
The three-round, pay-per-view fight "will be one of the Biggest
Celebrity Boxing matching of all time," said a news release from the
promoter, Damon Feldman.
Still no word yet on when and where the boxing match will take place.
The Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case sparked a nationwide debate about
race and self-defense. Zimmerman was accused of racially profiling
Martin and said he shot the teen to protect himself.
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