Word dropped yesterday that George Zimmerman had agreed to fight DMX for his charity celebrity boxing match. While, DMX expressed interest in mopping the floor with the acquitted killer he wants to discuss money and technicalities before the two step into the ring. A spokesperson for the rapper said:
DMX has promised to ‘beat his ass,’ but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet.
While many are happy that DMX was selected as the person to give Zimmerman that work many people were upset with when the announcement was made. Yesterday Trayvon Martin would have turned 19 years old. In response to why the promoter, Damon Feldmen, decided to make the announcement on the teen’s birthday he said:
You know I’m a good-hearted guy. I didn’t know when his birthday was. I just wanted to get the news out there… had no idea that it was Trayvon Martin’s birthday. The event has nothing to do with that. I don’t want this fight to be about that. I would never do something like that. I’m not like that. And, I, well, I don’t think anybody knows my birthday. I didn’t know it was Trayvon’s birthday, just like no one knows my birthday. If I had known, I would have waited.