George Zimmerman has agreed to a celebrity boxing match after his career as an artist has failed to take off. Boxing promoter Damon Feldman is organizing the March 1 fight. He plans to donate any earnings from the boxing match to an unspecified charity.
“Boxing isn’t new to me. It’s something I had picked up well before the incident, and it’s something that I liked, I enjoyed,” Zimmerman said in an interview with Radar Online.
Zimmerman, 30, noted that boxing was a hobby he had “prior to the incident.” The incident he refers to is the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted in July 2013 of all charges.
“I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and 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,” Zimmerman said.
Upon posting the news of becoming an amateur boxer on his Twitter, he instantly received an outpouring of volunteers to join him in the ring.
Rapper The Game stepped up as the first volunteer, telling TMZ “I’d beat the F**k out of him.”
The 6’4 and 205 pound rapper The Game is known for his street brawls just as much as his rap career. His brawl with rapper Spider Loc in 2012 made the rounds and he turned Lil’ Wayne’s birthday party in a scene out of fight club.
Game who has a tattoo of Trayvon says his motivation would be to box “for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family.”
“I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon,” he added.
Zimmerman is in no rush to suit up against The Game and if he’s smart he will find another opponent. He hasn’t accepted the invitation but is accepting offers at firstname.lastname@example.org.