George Zimmerman Agrees To Celebrity Boxing Match For Charity
There are probably a lot of people who would love to take a swing at George Zimmerman, and after the announcement that he has agreed to fight in a celebrity boxing match, they just may have their chance. The only problem is, he doesn't have an opponent yet.
Zimmerman tells Radar Online the whole thing was "his idea," and that boxing was a big hobby of his "prior to the incident." The "incident" Zimmerman is referring to was the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida back in 2012, that had much of the country divided on whether the act was murder, or self-defense.
Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder case.
The match, set for March 1, was put together by celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman; who wants to make it clear that, when it comes to George's opponent, there will be no discrimination.
We're not looking at it as a race thing ... We haven't discussed purple, yellow, white, black
As far as Zimmerman's cut, he is reportedly donating the money to a charity that won't be revealed to avoid them being bombarded with negativity.
Zimmerman went back to his old hobby to shed the pounds that he packed on during his trial (a weight gain that many speculated was intentional to appear "wimpier" to the jury) and a mutual friend put him in touch with Feldman who provided him with "the opportunity and motivation to get back in shape" while helping out a charity.
The 30-year-old hasn't exactly been laying low since being acquitted on murder charges related to the Martin shooting. In the wake of the trial he has been arrested over altercations with both his ex, and current girlfriend -- as well as an alleged assault on her father-in-law.
The fight will take place March 1, 2014 and air exclusively online and Pay Per View - but at the moment, still has no opponent.
Judging by his Twitter feed, he won't have a hard time finding one.
Anyone interested in putting their application in to fight, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you pay to fight George Zimmerman? Do you think this is a good idea?