The George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match Absolutely Must Be Cancelled

The George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match Absolutely Must Be Cancelled

George Zimmerman, the man who was acquitted of murdering unarmed 17-year old Trayvon Martin, has announced that he will be participating in a Celebrity Boxing match on March 1st. His opponent has yet to be named, but there are rumblings that it could be a rapper. The Game has already said he’d be interested. Anyway, Zimmerman spoke to first to announce the fight.

In the interview, Zimmerman referred to the death of Martin as merely an ‘incident’, and said that this would be a good way for him to focus on getting in shape and perhaps refocusing his energies into boxing.

“Prior to the incident 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 also refused to name the charity he was going to contribute his share of the money to. While it could be due to what he says, which is the charity would be bombarded with hate mail, it is just as likely, due to his past history, that he is just looking to pocket any money made from this endeavor.

This is an absolute disgrace that anybody would try to set something like this up and make money off of it. Zimmerman is not a ‘celebrity.’ He is notorious for killing an unarmed teenager and avoiding jail time, making him quite possibly the most hated man in America. His infamy has only grown due to his arrests for domestic violence since then. The fact that he has avoided jail time for those ‘incidents’ only compounds the hatred many have for him.

This would represent the absolute nadir of entertainment and sports if this match is allowed to move forward. Somewhere along the line, somebody needs to step up and prevent this from happening. There should be no way that Zimmerman should profit off of his own sociopathic behavior. The man is only known due to his own history of violence. And now he is going to reap the rewards of that behavior.

This event is hoping to attract those who love a good freakshow. But it is also hoping to cash in on racial animosity, hoping that blacks will tune in to see Zimmerman get badly hurt, while at the same time hoping that racist white folks will buy the PPV and root for their new favorite son. It will likely do great on pay per view and online, and I am sure the video will go super-viral online. And, in doing so, our own society will have slipped back quite a bit.

So, I beg of Damon Feldman, the promoter, please do not go through with it. Look inward and realize the damage that an event like this will do. Just cancel it and move on.

19 Responses to "The George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match Absolutely Must Be Cancelled"

  1. Tim Robbins   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Maybe some rapper can rap his murdering head, I’d love to this piece of shit get what he deserves. When he messes up again,and hurts or kills someone else, every person involved in letting him walk ought to go to prison.

    • Johnie Matthews   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 8:07 am

      Yep, I’d love to see him get true justice, exactly what he deserves. To think he walks amongst us if very scarey.

  2. Reynardine   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I hope it goes forward, only so somebody may put him in a wheelchair and render him harmless. Otherwise, he’ll kill again.

  3. Bruce Griffith   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Feldman if you go through with this , it will prove your as much a worthless scum bag as the publicty you hope yo get ftom using that murdering filth . Yet if you go through with this you won’t believe the protesters that will be on your door step and the petitions will you will get .so its your decision . Saddel up with a murderer, or do the right thing.

  4. puccino andrea   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    it is ashamed after killed unarmed teenager now you get ready to make money with celebrity.the only place Zimmerman should make money is getting him in jail .no body should pay attention of him

  5. Boblgumm   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    I could not disagree more. The prospect of seeing The Game beat Zimmerman to a pulp in the name of Travon Martin would be a pretty darn warm fuzzy moment for me.

  6. TracyClem   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    My VERY FIRST thought when I saw that a boxing match featuring George Zimmerman might be held was “Good; I want to see his ass get beat like he deserves…”. Then, I realized that in one nugget of truth that the writer provides is all we need to say this is a really tasteless idea: George Zimmerman is not a celebrity. If you’re at all confused about that, ask yourself, is there something we celebrate him for? What is the reason his name is a household word? It isn’t for being a humanitarian, an artist or having any sort of talent that people admire.

    • Donna   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 1:37 am

      NRA members love him.

  7. Diana   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Strange. I thought he couldn’t fight. How did TM get him down and beat the crap out of him? They need to take his gun because if he loses he will kill the person and most likely get off. I wouldn’t pay one penny to watch him fight even if they beat him to a blood pulp. I would wait to hear it in news.

  8. Jakie Lewis   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Prior to the “incident”? So Trayvon is now just an incident…….I so hope karma comes to visit Mr. Zimmerman.

  9. beavis   Friday, January 31st, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    he cant hide forever. eventually someone is gonna find him and finish him like in the game “mortal kombat”

  10. Ken Johnson   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 1:52 am

    do Not disgrace the sport of boxing with slime…he needs to be sentenced to prison for life for his horrendous crime against a child….WHY isn’t this slime in jail

  11. Kevin E.   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 6:01 am

    I agree with the premise of the article. This is just another way for Zimmerman to get attention from the media. He’s not a ‘celebrity’, and shouldn’t be treated as such… but he’s giving it a shot.

    Whether or not he wins the fight, everyone that loves him will love him, and everyone that hates him will hate him. Nothing is going to change, and justice will not be served.

    Furthermore, the bigger issue is if Zimmerman gets his ass beat, he will then start to be looked at as a victim, then more people will see him in an endearing light. They’ll see this poor, pathetic, out of shape, fat f*ck getting his ass handed to him, then they’ll be like “look at what people are putting George through”, even though he’s doing it willingly. But people are morons and they buy into the BS.

    Also, to add insult to injury, this will further worsen racial animus, especially if The Game takes part. They will see a big, tall, black man beating up this guy who played the victim, and just fuel more racism.

  12. montims   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 8:14 am

    As Diana said, why did he not punch the unarmed lad, instead of shooting him dead? I imagine that as well as “training”, he was pumped up on steroids. He is a very nasty piece of work indeed. It would be nice to watch him being beaten to a pulp though – I bet he’s not half so brave without his gun…

  13. Anne   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 11:38 am

    It’s scary that this brazen murderer walks free among us. It’s also scary that people continue to defend him in spite of his record of violence even before he killed this unarmed teenager for no reason at all except his delusional paranoia. Most of the women on the jury that acquitted him have exactly the same kind of mentality. They readily bought into the defense’s despicable tactic of presenting Trayvon as a big, scary black man who was able to overpower a defenseless George Zimmerman. I would love to see this miscreant finally get what’s coming to him, but I don’t like the idea of giving him more publicity–especially in this way.

  14. Tennisbaybee   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    The KILLER is a Celebrity???? Are you kidding me??? How disgusting can one get….This piece of crap is NO CELEBRITY…….IF this goes on, I sincerely hope he ends up a as a Quad……then, put in his wheelchair with his colostomy bag and wheel him out to the California cliffs and shove him off…………….NOTHING BUT A SCUMBAG!

  15. Bronxboi   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    The only comment I have is that Florida should count its dumb ass lucky since Mississippi and Alabama exist.

  16. Bronxboi   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I hope the Game beats him to an inch of his life, nothing permanent just make it hurt. Hopefully, each hit will make him feel the main or realizing that our lives are just not that important to society.

  17. Dave72   Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Zimmerman is nowhere close to being the most hated man in America. There are plenty of teabaggers and Republicans as well as Faux Nooz that sees him as a hero in their battle to legalize the shooting of unarmed minorities.