We’re all being hoodwinked, led astray, and run amuck regarding the cancellation of the wretched George Zimmerman celebrity boxing match versus one-time superstar DMX. Everyone let out a huge sigh of relief, and perhaps a good feeling, as to the human decency that might still remain in the world when the following Tweet was sent this past weekend by fight promoter Damon Feldman.
But now we see greedy Feldman has allegedly erased his prior Tweets regarding canceling the fight. Despite conducting interviews on deciding not to hold the match, he’s now revealed to have exhibited a media pump-fake and doesn’t appear to be canceling a thing.
“I sent those tweets because I went through an emotional situation, I looked at my kids and I got emotional. I didn’t sleep for three days because I’m trying to figure out how this thing happened,” he said in an interview with The Source. “As of right now, the fight is not canceled… Right now we’re in meetings as we talk. It all happened so fast; it became a worldwide story. I honestly didn’t know it would go as far as the White House and me being threatened. Zimmerman still wants to fight… “
Apparently, British billionaire Alki David, owner of FilmOn, wants to move the fight forward, by securing the rights from Feldman to live stream the event on a pay-per-view internet basis. David and Feldman are in negotiations at the moment. And both sides are leaking conflicting details to the press. The billionaire’s reps say they want the fight to be bloodier and more like the movie Fight Club, with all proceeds going to The Trayvon Martin Foundation. While Feldman wavers between it being for charity and profit. In further confusion, Feldman says DMX has yet to sign the contract, while X’s people deny having one.
As these moral excreta debate dollar signs, a blatant disrespect continues, with this being one of the biggest displays of media based, emotional manipulation in recent memory. The continuation of this match, now backed by a billionaire, is like an overpriced, rusty screwdriver drilling painful holes in the memory of Trayvon Martin.
In response to the so-called “celebrity” boxing match, the largest anti-fight Facebook page (one of many) now has over 320,000 likes. The biggest Change.org petition initiated by LA activist Janet Dickerson has over 100,000 signatures. And the White House petition asking President Obama to intervene, has up to 28,000 signatures.