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George Zimmerman set to fight rapper DMX in celeb boxing match

Posted by Doug Saffir  February 5, 2014 11:06 AM

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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.

DMX told TMZ that he will break every rule there is, that he wants to draw blood, and that he will literally urinate in Zimmerman's face.

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.

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.

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