When I first heard this news, I double-checked the calender to make sure it wasn’t April 1st. It’s not and, yes, this story is real.
It’s official … X gonna give it to George Zimmerman — TMZ has learned, rapper DMX has just been named Zimmerman’s opponent in his upcoming celebrity boxing match.
Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants … all of whom wanted a piece of Zimmerman in the ring after he issued the open challenge to fight anyone willing to take him.
But no one wanted to beat Zimmerman’s ass more than DMX.
As we first reported, DMX promised to massacre Zimmerman in the ring if he got the chance. To be exact, he said, “I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up.” He then said he’d literally piss on George’s face.
Zimmerman might actually have a chance though — as we reported, he’s been training pretty hard for months … oh yeah, and he’s only 30 years old. DMX is 43.
Trayvon Martin’s death was a tragedy, George Zimmerman’s life has been a mess and enormous racial strife has been stirred up since the whole ambiguous case hit the news. To exploit that whole debacle and turn it into a joke by making it into a celebrity boxing match is grotesque. Supposedly, Zimmerman is going to donate his cut of the money to charity and, yes, I have to admit that even I want to see the match, but still this whole thing is nuclear grade tacky.