George Zimmerman’s controversial celebrity boxing match against DMX has been canceled amidst heavy criticism, according to the event’s promoter.
Damon Feldman announced the fight’s cancelation on Twitter on Saturday and apologized for offending anyone with this proposed clash of titans.
"The George Zimmerman fight is canceled," he wrote, adding "I’m sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you."
Feldman said there’s "more to life then money" and that he "just looked at my son and daughter today wow I’m so lucky those people must be in so much pain."
"All you people are right."
Give the guy credit for his conscience kicking in and pulling the plug on the Zimmerman-DMX fight … but "those people" was probably not the best word choice.
In any case, Feldman called it off, putting an end to the shameless effort by Zimmerman to cash in on his quasi-celeb status before it even began.
Zimmerman, of course, was found not guilty in July 2013 for the infamous, fatal 2012 shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.
George wanted to fight Kanye in Celebrity Boxing but settled for DMX, one of thousands of people to show serious interest in getting in the ring with him.
DMX vowed to beat the f–k out of George, then urinate on his face, but looks like he will no longer get the chance to do as he boasted he would. Sigh.
A rep for the rapper said Saturday:
"We thank you for all of the support from DMX’s fans. This situation will not affect any of DMX’s upcoming concerts in America or around the world."
Probably just as well.
Here’s a look at 21 epic celebrity fights that weren’t sanctioned by a Celebrity Boxing promoter and will never be canceled, thanks to the glorious Internet:
Who would’ve won?