George Zimmerman Cashes In Further On Shooting Trayvon Martin, Joins Celebrity Boxing Circuit
First oil paintings, now a boxing career. George Zimmerman is trying to cash in on shooting Trayvon Martin by joining a celebrity boxing circuit and has his first fight scheduled for March. An opponent has not been determined yet, but he will reportedly receive a five-figure check for the fight, win or lose. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said he will consider any interested applicants and has encouraged them to send their requests to [email protected]
As of now, one celebrity has already expressed interest. Multi-platinum selling rapper The Game said he wanted to take on Zimmerman in order to honor Martin’s legacy. “I will beat the f*ck out of him” he said. “I would not be boxing for me. I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and his family.”
The Game, who has a considerable size and strength advantage over Zimmerman at 6’5″ and 240 pounds, has a tattoo of the teenager on his leg and said the case had a huge impact on him. “I would box to knock him out,” he said. “I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal and I want to show him you can resolve your disputes without a weapon.”
Other quasi-celebrities who have recently competed on the celebrity boxing circuit include disgraced baseball player Jose Canseco, the Octomom and Michael Lohan. Payments for the fights vary, but participants have been paid to up $25,000 in the past. However, Zimmerman said he would donate any money he earned from the fight to a charity of his choice.
At the end of last month, Zimmerman made over $100,000 by selling an oil painting of the American flag that he made an eBay. He said that he has turned to painting as a form of therapy in recent months and intends to sell more of his artwork in the future.