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The former Ruff Ryder rapper was selected out of 15,000 applicants, According to TMZ. Over 15,000 thousand men want a piece of George Zimmerman, who was controversially acquitted for killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
Fans are already weighing in on who will win this match since DMX is 43 and Zimmerman is 30. There are also reports that Zimmerman has been training hard.
The match will be three rounds and DMX is already saying he wants to beat Zimmerman to a pulp.
“DMX has promised to ‘beat his ass,’ but no contract or paperwork has been signed or agreed to yet,” DMX spokesman Domenick Nati told CNN last-week Wednesday.
DMX has since confirmed the fight but says he is waiting to see the contract and money terms before signing on.
Zimmerman said the celebrity boxing match was his idea. Boxing was his hobby, he told Radar Online last month, even prior to the “incident.”
The incident, of course, is the February 2012 encounter in which he shot dead an unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17. He stood trial for murder but was acquitted last year.
“Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss,” he told Radar.
Damon is Damon Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing and a self-described opportunist whose claim to fame is putting together bizarre matchups.
In other news, a petition has been launched on Change.org calling for the planned boxing event to be canceled.
“This is a blatant show of disrespect and nothing positive or righteous would come from such a stunt,” it reads.
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