George Zimmerman apparently does not want to stay out of the spotlight, after agreeing to enter a celebrity boxing match last week. He confirmed the rumor on his Twitter account last month, tweeting “Here we go” and linking to a report from Radar Online. In the report, Zimmerman confirms that he boxed as a hobby prior to “the incident.”
And it turns out Zimmerman already has an opponent in mind. TMZ reports that he wants to fight rapper Kanye West, ironically because West has a history of attacking "defenseless people." Sources claim Zimmerman has issues with West, not only because of his run-ins with paparazzi but also because of his recent incident in which he punched an 18-year-old who allegedly called his fiance Kim Karashian a “n----- lover.” Promoters state they are willing to move the fight to Los Angeles if West agrees.
Meanwhile, Zimmerman is apparently already ready for the big bout. “Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and a mutual friend put me in contact with Damon [promoter] and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out,” Zimmerman told TMZ. Promoter Damon Feldman is behind the celebrity boxing match, set to take place on March 1.
In July, the verdict in the George Zimmerman case was announced after three weeks of testimony. The jury of six women found the 29-year-old not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed black teenager, in February 2012. Zimmerman's acquittal sparked reactions from around the world, including civil rights organization NAACP, which said it is “deeply troubled by the jury’s verdict.” Protests were held around the U.S. after the decision was announced, including in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles.