The George Zimmerman “celebrity” boxing match against DMX just got a little bit weirder when reports started coming out that boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., will referee the three-round fight.
Promoter Damon Feldman believes this fight will be his most explosive and controversial celebrity fight yet. The thought of this fight taking place has upset so many people in America that a petition has been started to abort the boxing match.
DMX, aka Earl Simmons, is 43 years old, and Zimmerman is 30 years old.
“I’ve gotten over 15,000 emails, I had to end [the submissions to fight Zimmerman] there,” Feldman told a Philadelphia radio show. “Very angry, I had everything from celebrities to [rapper] The Game… I got into it with him on TMZ the other day. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is the referee with this, we’re very excited.”
“It’s DMX. Hip hop star, legend. He called him out on TMZ this week. It’s controversy versus controversy. I know this country wants to see this guy get [George Zimmerman’s] [expletive] kicked.”
Feldman says that Zimmerman is already getting ready for the fight.
“He said he’s been training, yes. He’s training every day,” Feldman said. “I have to see if DMX is training, if he’s not training, we’ll have to go in a different direction.”