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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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76.

d    

"then" should be "than"

201 days ago
77.

Greg    

DMX is a midget. I'm sure they can find a non crack addict to fight Zimmerman. It would have been a joke!

201 days ago
78.

ElBee    

Pretty sure "those people" was referring to all the people who voiced outrage. But obviously the media sadly including you tmz like to create and fuel racial tension. Ie Harriet tubman. It was just the style of the artist. Black folk art could be considered caricatures too. Or what it really was, contemporary art. Look at marc Chagall. If you always cry wolf with racism it dilutes the real racism like the murder of trayvon martin or Oscar grant.

201 days ago
79.

fa real tho    

it was a riot in the making. that would have been like sending zimmerman to jail and sticking him in general population and giving everyone a free pass. that would have been his last night alive

201 days ago
80.

gtlilone    

I really wanted to see it

201 days ago
81.

jenlolo    

Can someone just punch this guy in his face and nuts ?? He us just a waste of space to away killer

201 days ago
82.

News Flash     

Zimmerica the beautiful...from sea to shinning seaaaaaaa. Zimmerica!

201 days ago
83.

Cat    

Why does Zimmerman even count as a celebrity? I thought he is serving time for tax fraud or beating up his girlfriend or something other than killing a boy???!?!

201 days ago
84.

You Wish    

That's too bad. I was looking forward to him getting his ASS kicked.

201 days ago
85.

Shaquille O'Neal     

DMX is a fool. Waste of space.

201 days ago
86.

who cares    

I am going to take a guess and say there was no one willing to offer insurance, because any place rented out their facility would require the promoter have insurance. And even if someone would write the policy it would be to expensive because of the likely hood for great bodily injury or death. Also the amount of security required would be very expensive... What ever it is it has nothing to do with this guy all of a sudden realize it isn't about money.

201 days ago
87.

Urmomma    

This fight, I don't care that it's cancelled. Now, if he'd agreed to fight The Game and that was cancelled I might have actually she'd a few tears.

201 days ago
88.

Bullwinkle94a    

Smart move on his part because Zimmerman would have beaten the snot out of that little punk poser,and who knows how many people of all races would get killed in the resulting race riots?

Can you imagine the law suits he would have been facing?

201 days ago
89.

Shaquille O'Neal     

DMX is a one hit wonder!!!! Lol

201 days ago
90.

myopinion    

He had received threats...I'm glad he decided not to do it.

201 days ago
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