George Zimmerman/DMX “celebrity boxing match” called off

George Zimmerman and rapper DMX

According to E! Online, the (very bad idea) “celebrity boxing match” between rapper DMX and acquited killer of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has been cancelled.


The supposed Celebrity Boxing Match between George Zimmerman and DMX has been canceled, Owner of Celebrity Boxing Damon Feldman announced on Saturday.

“The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I’m sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you,” he tweeted.

In a series of follow-up tweets, Feldman explained that there is “more to life than money” and that “people’s feelings meant more to me.”

DMX spokesman Domenick Nati told E! News in a statement: “Damon Feldman has announced that the George Zimmerman fight is cancelled via his Twitter. As previously stated, DMX never agreed to the fight and we thank you for all of the support from DMX’s fans.”

None of DMX’s upcoming concerts will be affected by this decision, Nati added.

E! News confirmed on Wednesday that Zimmerman would face off against the rapper next month and Floyd Mayweather Sr. would act as the referee.

After a series of tweets addressing the cancellation, Feldman quickly deleted all related tweets. Reading further back in his Twitter history, it’s clear he was getting push-back about producing and promoting what many considered a very bad idea.