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DMX to fight George Zimmerman in celeb boxing match?

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Will rapper DMX meet George Zimmerman inside the boxing ring for celebrity match up? It could happen but it's not a done deal according to his publicist.

Domenick Nati told WBTV via Skype Thursday night, announcing the fight was premature.

"It is not officially, there's not official paperwork, DMZ has not officially agreed to it," he said.

But Wednesday in an interview with a reporter, the 90s hit rapper, born Earl Simmons said, "[I] will gladly beat the (expletive deleted) out of him."

Why such a heated response if the plans are set in stone? Nati says he was simply responding to a challenge.

"X is obviously thinking from a point a view that if somebody is going to fight him, he would be willing to do that and not back down," he said. 

Meantime, social media has exploded with the news. The hashtag, "stop the fight" is trending on twitter.

"Why is DMX even agreeing to fight this murderer," read one tweet. "If we allow this to happen we will be glorifying a murderer and devaluing a family," said another.

That family being Trayvon Martin's, the unarmed teen Zimmerman shot and killed but was found not guilty of murdering last year.

"It was very tacky for the promoter to release on what would have been Trayvon's 19th birthday," Nati added. That was Wednesday and Nati made it clear his client wouldn't do anything to offend the slain teen's family.

"We're not in any way trying to you know hurt or offend the Martin family," he said. 

As for whether DMX decides to meet Zimmerman in the ring, we'll have to wait and see.

"Really nobody wins in this," Nati pointed out. "It's just a mockery and a circus for a really serious situation."

 

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