It's about to go down...or at least someone will be going down in the boxing ring for a confirmed celebrity boxing match between rapper DMX and George Zimmerman, the acquitted in the second degree murder of Trayvon Martin as reported by TMZ on Wednesday February 5.
"What must I go through to show you sh*! is real?..." are the lyrics from the 1998 released DMX single 'Get at Me Dog' and apparently the answer to that question is he must get inside the ring, and battle it out for three rounds with America's most notorious neighborhood watchmen. And despite the overwhelming negative response that George Zimmerman has received from most of the African American community, competing in a boxing match was completely his idea and he even hand picked DMX out of the 15,000 email request of willing and voluntary contenders.
During an interview with Radar Online Zimmerman stated "prior to the incident (the Trayvon Martin shooting and trial), I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss. 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" he reported to Radar.
The Damon that he's referring to is Damon Feldman, owner of Celebrity Boxing. Last week, Feldmen released the information that he was accepting offers for someone to step into the ring for a three-round, pay-per-view fight with Zimmerman.
As expected, a flood of responses came in with 15, 000 people who wanted to go toe-to-toe with Zimmerman in a ring and out of them all - DMX was the chosen one.
What prompted the decision to go with DMX is not clear but what is clear is how willing DMX seems to be in participating in this fight.
"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," quoted DMX as reported by TMZ.
Sounds like the fight that no one will want to miss. The date, time, and location of the fight will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday.