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George Zimmerman signs up for celeb boxing and The Game wants to fight him

Posted on Friday, 31 January by

The Game George Zimmerman Fight

Divisive figure George Zimmerman – the man controversially acquitted of murdering unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in the United States last summer – has signed up for a ‘celebrity’ boxing match that will be screen on live TV.

It would be wise to think that there wouldn’t be a shortage of people willing to step up and dump Zimmerman to the canvas but the first to step up and declare his interest is rapper The Game, now signed to Cash Money and most famous for his track ‘Hate It or Love It’.

Speaking to TMZ, The Game has declared squared circle war on Zimmerman:

I would not be boxing for me, 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.

Damon Feldman, promoter of the fight, has confirmed that Zimmerman has signed on for the contest already and – incredibly – that he’s “open to fighting anyone…even black people.”

Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges after he fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a fight inside a gated community in Sanford. The 30-year-old claimed that he had killed Martin with a weapon in an act of self-defence.

The decision not to charge Zimmerman for 44 days after the shooting resulted in nationwide protests and sparked intense debate about racial profiling in US law enforcement. Demonstrations were sparked again in 2013 once Zimmerman was acquitted.

It’d definitely be a more interesting prospect than Ricky Gervais Vs Grant Bovey from 2002.

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Corey Pellatt
22-year-old editor of SQ Magazine and Media Studies student at the University of Sussex. Freelance writer for clients including BHAFC.

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