Rapper DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants to fight George Zimmerman in a “celebrity” boxing match, TMZ reports.
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As we first reported, DMX promised to massacre Zimmerman in the ring if he got the chance. To be exact, he said, “I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up.” He then said he’d literally piss on George’s face.
Zimmerman might actually have a chance though — as we reported, he’s been training pretty hard for months … oh yeah, and he’s only 30 years old. DMX is 43.
As NewsOne previously reported, Zimmerman, who was found not guilty on murder charges after he followed and eventually gunned down 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, will participate in the “celebrity” boxing match that will be aired online and on Pay-Per-View on March 1, 2014.
“It was my idea,” Zimmerman, 30, said in an interview with Radar Online.
“Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and a mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out.”
The “incident,” of course, is his killing of an unarmed teenager.
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“Boxing isn’t new to me. It’s something I had picked up well before the incident and it’s something that I liked, I enjoyed, and I kept up with it and I was able to lose a tremendous amount of weight and get a healthy lifestyle,” he told Radar.
“So it’s not a new hobby, it’s something I have been doing and wanting to pursue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”
“I don’t have a preference [on opponent] as long as it goes to charity, doesn’t matter to me. Hopefully someone that won’t hurt me too bad!” Zimmerman said, but after thinking about it a minute told Radar, “If I had my top three I’d say Papa Smurf, the Easter Bunny and maybe the Michelin Man.”
Zimmerman, who has taken full advantage of his notoriety, shared the news on his Twitter page.
California rapper The Game also wanted to “beat the f*ck out of” Zimmerman, but his offer apparently wasn’t accepted.
Zimmerman had reportedly expressed interest in fighting rapper Kanye West because he has a reputation of bullying “defenseless” people, according to match promoter Damon Feldman.
According to TMZ, the boxing match will be 3 rounds, with the date, time, and location being announced at a news conference next Wednesday.