Posted: 5:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
By Dan Clarendon
Those hoping to see DMX square off against George Zimmerman in the boxing ring will just have to use their imaginations: Promoter Damon Feldman, has canceled the fight.
The boxing match was first publicized on February 5, when DMX agreed to fight Zimmerman — the man who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012, saying he did so out of self-defense.
Damon revealed that the boxing match was off over a series of ranting tweets on February 8. He has since deleted the messages, but the posts were snagged by TIME.
"The George Zimmerman fight is canceled, he wrote in the first tweet. "I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this, but this was a very big opportunity. Thank you."
"It was my decision to cancel the George Zimmerman fight," he continued. "It was worth a lot of money to me, but people's feelings meant more to me."
A bit later, he tweeted: "Wow, all these people keep trying to get me to still do this fight. I'm done. I'm out. I want nothing to do with [the] George Zimmerman fight."
Though Damon never gets more specific, clues to his decision to call off the bout lie in his earlier tweets.
"Just want to thank everyone for the support and love," he wrote one day earlier. "I don't want anyone thinking I'm making a mockery out of the tragedy — it's entertainment … A lot of thinking to do this weekend."
Sounds like Damon got a lot more backlash than he bargained for. We, for one, are relieved that we don't have to hear any more about George Zimmerman.Source: TIME