George Zimmerman to Fight DMX in "Celebrity" Boxing Match

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Is George Zimmerman a celebrity?

The former "neighborhood watchman" who infamously shot dead 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Feb. 2012, is gearing up for a "celebrity" boxing match, according to CNN.

And he's set to fight rapper DMX (no, this isn't a joke).

After getting acquitted for Martin's murder last year, Zimmerman went on to tell Radar that the "celeb" match was his idea, and boxing had been a hobby of his "prior to the incident."

That "incident," being the confrontation with Martin that led to the teen's death.

"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 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," he told the site.

Perhaps Zimmerman should pick up a less-aggressive hobby like knitting?

Since Martin's shooting, the Florida native has racked up a slew of charges and arrests, stemming from more "incidents" with his ex-wife and current girlfriend, according to Radar, including felony aggravated assault, domestic violence and an alleged assault on his father-in-law.

Meanwhile, event organizer Damon Feldman said he's trying to set a fight date for March 15.

DMX is currently under negotiations for the fight, his spokesperson told CNN, but no papers have been signed just yet.

News of the match up between DMX and Zimmerman surfaced Wednesday, on what would've been Martin's 19th birthday.

Following the announcement, a petition was launched on to cancel the event, which read, "There is something WRONG with this picture. Instead of going away, this man is rubbing in the face of mourning parents and those deeply affected by this murder by painting pictures that seemingly taunt the justice system and those that believe he got away with murder and now this? We must stop this fight [from] happening."

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