It seems like a lot of people are eager to throw a punch at George Zimmerman.
At least, that's how Celebrity Boxing owner Damon Feldman made it sound when he told CNN that, within an hour of opening applications to challenge Zimmerman, he had more than 8,000 people eager to share the ring.
That comes as no surprise given Zimmerman's repeated interactions with the police since his acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
But today, Feldman announced Zimmerman would face DMX, and it sounds like the rapper's only intention is to inflict violence.
Of course, as notorious as the matchup may be, not everyone is interested. Much of the reaction to the news has ranged from disappointment to outright anger that this is being treated with such levity given Zimmerman's history and the timing of the announcement coinciding with Trayvon Martin's birthday.
Today would have been Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday... so, of course, we're tweeting about George Zimmerman fighting DMX on TV. #America— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) February 5, 2014
This so called CELEBRITY BOXING MATCH between DMX & ZIMMERMAN is a sham & should not be supported by anyone with DECENCY!— Lord Jamar (@lordjamar) February 5, 2014
If Zimmerman's really fighting DMX. The world will be transitioning a murderer into a celebrity.— EMPEROR NEHRU (@BishopNehru) February 5, 2014
Trayvon Martin's 19th birthday and a celebrity boxing match featuring Zimmerman & DMX is the news? Thats disgusting if you ask me— Jordan S (@Mr_DoubleO) February 5, 2014
This whole Zimmerman DMX thing is so disrespectful to Trayvon's parents. I don't understand.— marshall lee. (@rosabeeee) February 5, 2014
Stop George Zimmerman and Promoter Damon Feldman from using murder & racial hate in America for Profit http://t.co/tWXJmyHaun— bevysmith (@bevysmith) February 5, 2014
According to Feldman, all of Zimmerman's proceeds from the pay-per-view fight will go to charity. Details regarding a date and location for the bout will be released next week.