A Fight Worthy of a Cancellation

The celebrity boxing match between disgraced public figure George Zimmerman and troubled rapper DMX has been cancelled . Boxing promoter Damon Feldman confirmed the cancellation on his twitter claiming he was “done with George Zimmerman.” Believe it or not Feldman, who would have profited around a million dollars, did the right thing by cancelling the fight.
Many of Americans still harbor a resounding amount of hate towards Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin this past July. The perspective audience wouldn’t tune in to see a boxing match, so much as some form of retribution in the form of Zimmerman being beaten to a pulp. Zimmerman’s competitor DMX even went as far to say that he was “going to beat the living f— out of him,” willing to “[break] every rule in boxing to make sure [he gets] f— up right.”
Can you imagine the public backlash that would ensue should Zimmerman, who has a boxing background, win the fight. This fight wasn’t anything more than astounding sum of money that would have came with Zimmerman attached to the fight. Feldman tries to make it seem like he is taking the high road by claiming that “if you had a major payday sitting in front of you, I know no one else would walk away like I did.” In reality, Feldman cancelled the bout not out of free will but because his hand was forced. Numerous public figures such as civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton have protested against the fight. A Facebook page by the name of “Cancel George Zimmerman’s ‘Celebrity’ Boxing Match” garnered over 315,000 likes in a very short existence.
Greed would have been the only thing that would have benefited from such a mockery of a fight. This fight deserved the cancellation it ultimately received.

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