Everything About the "George Zimmerman vs. DMX" Boxing Match Was Bullshit
Anyone who isn't living under a rock has probably seen this next headline:
And anyone who had been living under a rock probably just killed themselves with it.
It's a story that manages to trigger every horrible part of the human brain at once. A famous rapper in a "celebrity boxing match" versus a man famous for shooting an unarmed black kid. If Zimmerman wins, racists cheer. If Zimmerman loses, racists say, "See? Them blacks are dangerous thugs!"
Then, quietly over the weekend, they announced that it was cancelled. Guess what, Internet: It was a hoax from the start.
First, DMX hadn't actually legally agreed to the match, and they never had a venue (or any other details) worked out, even though it was supposedly happening next month. Second, as ThinkProgress pointed out, the promoter, Damon Felton, wouldn't be allowed to hold such a match due to his shady legal history.
A history, that is, of faking boxing matches.
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When you're considered shady and fraudulent by fight promoter standards, you may need to start reevaluating your life choices.