February 3, 2014 15:04
The Game and DMX offer to fight George Zimmerman in charity boxing match
The man acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin in 2013 signs deal with fight promoter Damon Feldman
Zimmerman has signed a contract to take part in a fight on March 1. An opponent has yet to be confirmed and promoter Damon Feldman is currently in the process of securing a second fighter for the contest. The Game, who is 6'5" tall and got a tattoo in tribute to Martin following Zimmerman's acquittal last year, has subsequently put himself forward for the challenge.
"I would not be boxing for me," The Game told TMZ. "I'd be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family. I would box him to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It's legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon."
Meanwhile, DMX has also put himself forward for the match-up and also told TMZ he would fight for, "every black person who has been done wrong in the system". Echoing The Game's sentiments, 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."
Speaking to AllHipHop, Feldman backed The Game as being the ideal opponent for Zimmerman's fight. "[George Zimmerman] is open to any challengers that make sense," said the promoter, "but he is training hard and he said '(The) Game is the perfect opponent.'"
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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