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George Zimmerman Fight

Cancelled

Promoter Gets Cold Feet

2/8/2014 1:53 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0208-george-zimmerman-dmx-tmzGeorge Zimmerman will not be going toe-to-toe with DMX in a celebrity boxing event ... and the promoter says it's because his conscience finally kicked in.

The promoter for the event took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to officially cancel the event ... and said he finally realized there's "more to life then money."


The promoter adds, "Just looked at my son and daughter today wow I'm so lucky those people must be in so much pain ... all you people are right."

Unclear exactly what he meant by "those people" ... but probably a poor choice of words.

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46.

worldclass    

Those people probably means what it means. Stop race baiting. I wanted to see George get his a** kicked but oh well.

171 days ago
47.

voice of 1     

For those of you that want to see a fight and that go's for old G eorge, jump to ads in the ring with taryvon's dad.

171 days ago
48.

Bob Dole    

Way to take a simple comment by the promoter and turn it into racism. "You people" clearly refers to the THOUSANDS of people protesting said event.

171 days ago
49.

Jandra902    

Come on (Those People) meaning his family. Jezz Louise, There is more then 2 ppl in a family. Yes he could of said the word family just like he could of used the term called off instead of canceled. Get a grip TMZ and stop trying to turn everything into another story. Happy that mutt won't get any more attention:), But sad I wont get to see him get his ass handed to him. :(

171 days ago
50.

HASSAN    

Call me when his execution is televised.

171 days ago
51.

billybob    

So, DMX is p.issed off now. No money for that flasher, and no PR as 'civil rights activist'.

171 days ago
52.

Toilethead    

Any chance of someone beating the hell out of him just for fun?

171 days ago
53.

Carl    

I bet the real reason is he couldn't get insurance to cover the event. The premiums would have been sky high given the risk to Zimmerman both from DMX (who could go off script and beat the hell out of him) or from some nut in the audience trying to shoot or stab him.

171 days ago
54.

think101    

If you let him fight Michael Dunn (music too loud), your conscience shouldn't bother you. Now what's your excuse?

171 days ago
55.

alwaysstayhigh    

we got mayweathered and paquoied again SMH

171 days ago
56.

AllieHughes    

They werent able to fit all the letters to spell C-Y-C-L-O-P-S on the back of his boxing shorts so the fight was cancelled and also George was scared of DMX.

171 days ago
57.

Deb    

DMX backed out over 'money' (being afraid)

171 days ago
58.

King Quic    

That punk Zimmerman is no celebrity anyways. But I did want to see him get pounded on.

171 days ago
59.

born2race    

Those people would be any family that has lost a loved one as with Martin family has. Only a RACIST would read more into it! Let it go people!!!!

171 days ago
60.

think101    

The only thing you should feel bad about is implying that GZ is a celebrity. I bet you don't feel bad enough to donate your part to Trayvons charity. Now what's the real reason?

171 days ago
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