Last week, we shared that a celebrity boxing match, starring George Zimmerman was well underway. Spearheaded by Zimmerman, reportedly, he was scheduled to fight rapper DMX. Reportedly, the motivation behind the match was to help charity and support a good cause. Zimmerman explained:
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.
Since the report, there’s been backlash from some who suggest that the fight is inappropriate and insensitive. What’s the latest?
The fight has officially been called off. Reportedly, the promoter (Damon Feldman) was the one responsible for pulling the chord on the event, noting that his conscience finally kicked in. Saturday afternoon, he wrote that he’d finally realized that there’s more to life than
more to life then money.
After being bombarded on Twitter about his decision he wrote:
Its something that everyone who is mad and hating me are the people that DONT pay my bills , DONT help charities and don’t know me
I am holding a press conference this Tuesday about this event it’s been all over the place…I’m going to make my final decision and let it be known this Tuesday at press conference this is the biggest controversial event I ever did…Its so controversial and confusing decisions have to be made I’m all over the place with this I’ll make it at Tuesday’s press conference…I will address the media Tuesdays press conference…If you think I made Bad mistake with Zimmerman please go to http://www.wxent.com and let it known thanks…Done with George Zimmerman if you had a major payday sitting in front of you , I know no one else would walk away like I did ***Next!!….I made the right decision I could of made big $$$ but I would rather be happy…
Do you agree with the promoter’s decision to pull the fight?