February 5, 2014 13:01

DMX confirmed to fight Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman in celebrity boxing match

The bout will take place next month

DMX confirmed to fight Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman in celebrity boxing match

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Rapper DMX will fight George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murdering Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in July 2013, in an upcoming charity boxing match.

Zimmerman has signed a contract to take part in a fight on March 1 and CNN has confirmed that DMX will be his opponent. Fellow rapper The Game also offered to fight Zimmerman, but it is DMX who will step into the ring next month in a fight promoted by Damon Feldman.

Speaking to Radar, Zimmerman discussed his motivation behind the fight: "Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss. 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."

Speaking about the fight, DMX previously said he would fight for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system". He continued: "I am going to beat the living fuck out him. I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I fuck him right up. Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my dick out and piss on him, right in his muthafuckin' face."

George Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges he faced after shooting unarmed Trayvon Martin in February 2012. Claiming self-defence, the 30 year-old was cleared of all charges a year later.

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