Damon Feldman has called off the celebrity boxing match which had George Zimmerman in one corner and DMX in the other. DMX was picked from a pool of about 15,000 people willing to fight Zimmerman, famous for killing an unarmed teenager.
Feldman, was inexcusably nonchalant when asked about Zimmerman’s trial and why Zimmerman had been picked for a celebrity match.
“I’ve worked with Rodney King, I’ve worked with Tonya Harding. I worked with Jose Canseco on and off. Even OJ Simpson was interested in doing a celebrity boxing match. So you got to put it in there. I’m not going to look at the trial, it’s not my job.”
Rodney King is known for a car chase which lead to him being beaten by cops. Harding, a former Olympic figure skater, was allegedly involved in an attack on a fellow skater just before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Jose Canseco, a former MLB player, admitted to using steroids, and finally, OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his wife and her lover.
, a popular website for petitions, has a petition for the cause with over 105,000 signatures. Janet Dickerson, who originally posted the petition, said, “The overwhelming response is a clear demonstration that to attempt to financially gain from the pain and tragedy of others is deeply offensive and displays extreme insensitivity.”
The fight was set to be a three round fight and available on pay-per-view.