The proposed celebrity boxing match involving controversial George Zimmerman is on the ropes, but it has not necessarily been knocked out, Damon Feldman, a suburban Philadelphia promoter, said Saturday.
“I am still thinking about it,” Feldman said. “I haven't given up on it yet. But I have a decision to make.”
Zimmerman is notorious for having shot teenager Trayvon Martin while on a Florida patrol as a town watchman. He was found not guilty of second-degree murder in 2012, but remains a villain in the eyes of many. Feldman was to have matched him in a three-round fight against hip hop performer DMX, who was quoted as saying he would break every rule in boxing in order to punish Zimmerman for shooting Martin.
The fight — which was to be a sports-entertainment blend — was heavily criticized nationally. By Saturday, there were reports that it was cancelled.
Feldman said he will go through with a plan to hold a press conference in Delaware County Tuesday, at a still-undisclosed location. It is likely that he will call off the fight at that time.
If the fight occurs, Feldman said, it will be in Los Angeles, and available on an internet broadcast. No date has been set.
“I still want to do it,” Feldman said. “This can be big. But I don't know what is going to happen.”