Damon Feldman, the man behind Celebrity Boxing, finally came to his senses. In a string of tweets, Feldman claims to have pulled the plug on any fight pitting George Zimmerman against DMX.
Oddly enough, the promoter feigned ignorance regarding the troubled backstory behind Zimmerman and his teen victim, Trayvon Martin (“…I’m very empathetic for the situation but I never followed it I just heard about it”). If didn’t before, he quickly found out over the past few days as many people – including us – spoke out against supporting a murderer’s ploy to stay in the public eye. In the new light, Feldman finally started seeing the situation clearly.
“All you people are right. The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I’m sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you. I want to thank everyone for the good n bad comments I’ve made the choice to cancel the fight w George Zimmermann more to life then money.
“It was my decision to cancel the george zimmerman fight it was worth a lot of money to me but people’s feelings meant more to me. I walked away from av million dollar payday with this fight but to be honest I’d rather be happy and make people happy thank you.” [sic]
However, it’s not a done deal as the promoter kept tweeting how hard the decision’s been to him and alluded to a press conference to be held on Tuesday, where he’ll share his final decision. Adapting the old drug dealer adage, Feldman notes “if I didn’t do this fight now someone else would.”
Let’s hope he’s wrong.