If you ever wanted to get your hands on George Zimmerman, you might soon get your chance. The man at the center of the Trayvon Martin slaying is going to take part in a celebrity boxing match and he’s currently seeking an opponent. To sweeten the deal, the proceeds for the fight will being going to charity. From Radar:
“It was my idea,” Zimmerman, 30, says of the match that will be run by the event’s founder, Damon Feldman.
“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.”
It is only fitting that he step between the ropes in a joke boxing match, joining the likes of John Bobbitt, Joey Buttafuoco and Tonya Harding. Of course none of them killed anyone and caused a national frenzy, so results could vary.
“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.” (via)
If you really want to fight him, shoot an email to the totally not shady Hotmail account for “fightgeorge” that TMZ is promoting. Or you can just order the fight on PPV like a idiot and stream it online like a normal person.
Some challengers are already lining up according to TMZ, like rapper The Game who is ready to knock Zimmerman around a bit. From the article:
“I will beat the f**k out of him…I would not be boxing for me. I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family.”
The rapper, who has a tattoo of Trayvon on his leg, says, “I would box him to knock him out,” adding, “I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”
All of this sounds healthy and positive for the community. I can’t see anything bad happening and there are certainly no moral questions involved here. I mean he was acquitted in a court of law, so he didn’t really do anything wrong, right? Water under the bridge.
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