Saturday, February 8, 2014

Promoter cancels George ZImmerman / DMX celebrity boxing match

The George Zimmerman / DMX celebrity boxing match is off, before an agreement with DMX was even complete, based on the Twitter feed by the promoter, Damon Feldman. On Saturday, he tweeted that the fight was canceled as well as sentiments and apologies.

In a series of tweets, Feldman said:
Life is great there's more to life than just making money

Just looked at my son and daughter today wow I'm so lucky those people must be in so much pain

The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you

I want to thank everyone for the good n bad comments I've made the choice to cancel the fight w George Zimmermann more to life then money
Feldman noted he could have made millions, but he would rather be happy and make others happy. As he tweeted, people are still trying to convince him to reconsider he decision.

That is a turnaround from earlier messages to Feldman. Early in his feed, Feldman can be seen defending his decision to (then) hold the fight. In fact, he tweeted, if he didn't do it. someone else would -- which doesn't necessarily make it right, of course.
@MsMoneyMonroe if I didn't do this fight now someone else would
Will someone else pick up the pieces? It's quite possible. Quite a few are interested in seeing Zimmerman enter the ring, but only because they want the killer of Trayvon Martin to "get his."

If someone else decides to promote the fight, they still need to sign DMX to the match. Although he was selected as the likely opponent, he was still negotiating over money, at last report.

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