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George Zimmerman

Fight Back On ... But Without DMX

Claims New Promoter

2/10/2014 10:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match -- abruptly cancelled when the promoter pulled the plug yesterday -- is back on again ... promising to be a much bloodier event ... according to a promoter who claims to have taken over the fight. 

An online streaming service called FilmOn.com says it secured the rights to a Zimmerman fight ... after the original promoter, Damon Feldman pulled out because of threats made against his kids.

FilmOn says it's gonna give the public what it wants -- blood -- and tells us DMX is out as the challenger because "much bigger names than DMX" want in.

The owner of FilmOn, Alki David, tells TMZ ... the fight will no longer be a celebrity boxing match... "this is going to be like Fight Club ... a very bloody event."  Alki says the fight will happen March 15 from a secret location ... and all profits will go to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.

But TMZ has learned the resurrected fight is not yet a done deal -- we're told FilmOn is still negotiating with Feldman for the rights and nothing has been signed.

Feldman withdrew from the fight yesterday after he said he was bombarded with threats. One Tweet said, "Somebody should kill Damon Feldman's son and ask him would he put his son's killer in a celebrity boxing match."

Feldman says he'll reveal all tomorrow at a news conference.

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31.

The Zombie    

"Somebody should kill Damon Feldman's son and ask him would he put his son's killer in a celebrity boxing match."

And Zimmerman's the animal? Your son attacked a man and got shot. Deal with it.

219 days ago
32.

boo boo    

Zimmerman is not famous, he's INFAMOUS.

219 days ago
33.

bkblueknight    

hes trying to cash in on the fact he killed someone. any promoter who endorses this will get death threats. end of story. people have made up their mind on this issue.

219 days ago
34.

JayJay    

If he's gonna fight let him fight Tyson

219 days ago
35.

shootemup    

hehe.. they need to fight with 6oz gloves on

219 days ago
36.

Cody527    

Mayweather?

219 days ago
37.

shutupgirl    

Feldman. What a joke.

219 days ago
38.

BB not bb    

George has gone loco. This promoter is out for blood, period. At least Feldman has a conscience and didn't try to pair George with some huge gangbanging out for blood criminal like The Game.

Why is George agreeing to fight for the lunatics who made his life hell, the Martin family? They raised a thug who attacked him, now he has to fight for their foundation that promotes attacking him further? What nonsense. At least the other promoter let George say where his winnings would go.

Isn't there a sports commission that could put the kabosh on this? It really doesn't seem ethical. I thought legalized boxing was regulated. This match sounds like it will be out of control. They can't legally let George box out of his weight class. Problem is what he has in fat other guys have in muscle. He might be dooming himself.

219 days ago
39.

Joao    

IS THIS GUY FOR REAL!!!!
A SHAMELESS MURDER, CASHING IN ON HIS INFAMOUS CELEBRITY STATUS.
As Don King would say, "ONLY IN AMERICA."
Are his parents dead--or are they just as fvcked up as him. You'd think SOMEBODY would tell that dumb ass to lay low until everything blows over. White Americans have selective amnesia.

219 days ago
40.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

"The Trayvon Martin Foundation"

You mean FTofA?

Future Thugs of America

219 days ago
41.

Safire    

I hope honey boo boo f***s him up

219 days ago
42.

Tony H.    

Can't wait for this to happen. That oughta set race relations back at least 50 years. Just what we need right now.

219 days ago
43.

PhoenixFuller    

Again. Why? Is the need for money and publicity that strong... This is shameful.

219 days ago
44.

mel-mel    

https://www.change.org/petitions/vegas-athletic-commission-to-see-damon-feldman-zimmerman-fight-promoter-fight-kimbo-slice

219 days ago
45.

bricktop    

That ****** trayvon attack zimmerman first and that a felony and cause injuries to zimmerman. If that ****** put his hands on me a would shoot his ass to til i ran out of bullets. **** him cause he black he the victim.

219 days ago
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