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snopes 01 February 2014 06:14 AM

George Zimmerman willing to fight black person in charity boxing match
 
George Zimmerman just can't stay out of the news, and has now agreed to fight in a celebrity boxing match for charity.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/Blog/201...3741391177112/

Mad Jay 01 February 2014 07:18 AM

Great! Instead of fixing our justice system, let's have people beat each other to death. Bring in the gladiators! Release the lions

Cobalt Indigo 02 February 2014 04:53 AM

He's a "celebrity" now?

firefighter_raven 02 February 2014 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cobalt Indigo (Post 1799363)
He's a "celebrity" now?

Well he is a known person and many people want to see him get a beat down.

Alarm 03 February 2014 02:04 PM

I think this is a good idea, if the money really goes to charity.

Maybe a charity that promotes racial equality or one that takes care of inner city kids?

Quote:

One person who will likely send a message to that address is rapper the Game.

"I will beat the [expletive] out of him, the Game said. "I would not be boxing for me. I'd be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family."

"I would box him to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It's legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon."

The Game is almost six-and-a-half feet tall, weighs 240 lbs and has a tattoo of Martin on his leg.

thorny locust 03 February 2014 02:58 PM

Quote:

It's legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon."
You want to show him that you can solve disputes by beating people up?

Not_Done_Living 03 February 2014 03:02 PM

I would love to see Zimmerman standing in t he ring, and have Mike Tyson, George Foreman,, and Evander Holyfield enter the ring and give him a pick of them -- even at their advanced ages - this would be a fight I would pay to see.

Mind you -- wasn't Zimmerman overwhelmed with a skinny 17 year ? isn't that his whole excuse for his actions ? what makes him think he can stand up against even a basic boxer?

Richard W 03 February 2014 04:56 PM

Why does the headline say that he's willing to fight "a black person" when the actual story is that he's said he'd be willing to fight in a charity boxing match? Is he supposed to agree to a charity boxing match but specify that he doesn't want any black people to be involved? I suspect that would go down a lot less well...

Alarm 03 February 2014 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard W (Post 1799638)
Why does the headline say that he's willing to fight "a black person" when the actual story is that he's said he'd be willing to fight in a charity boxing match? Is he supposed to agree to a charity boxing match but specify that he doesn't want any black people to be involved? I suspect that would go down a lot less well...

Or maybe the only people with any interest in actually fighting him are black people?

GenYus234 03 February 2014 06:02 PM

I'm guessing the headline is written that way to appeal to readers who want to see him get beaten up by a black person as "payback" for killing Martin.

JoeBentley 05 February 2014 04:41 PM

George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in celebrity boxing bout

http://wtkr.com/2014/02/05/george-zi...y-boxing-bout/

Ryda Wong, EBfCo. 05 February 2014 04:45 PM

I'd almost be willing to pay to watch that. But I'm assuming that would just add money to Zimmerman's bank account.

Dr. Dave 05 February 2014 04:47 PM

Yes, I believe that is the point, Ryda.


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