Out of 15,000 applicants, rapper DMX was chosen to fight George Zimmerman in a celebrity boxing match, according to TMZ.
Initially, Zimmerman had hoped to fight Kanye West in the boxing ring, because of his reputation for bullying “defenseless” people.
Zimmerman reported that the celebrity boxing match was his idea and that boxing had been a long time hobby before the “incident” – that is, before he shot and killed Trayvon Martin.
When Celebrity Boxing owner Damon Feldman contacted Zimmerman about the match, it gave the neighborhood watchman the motivation to get back in shape while helping out a charity.
"The match will be one of the Biggest Celebrity Boxing matches of all time," Feldman’s news release read.
In an interview with TMZ, DMX said he would break every rule in boxing and “beat the living s**t” out of Zimmerman.
Ian Karmel, a writer for “Chelsea Lately,” joked that DMX be replaced with undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather since Zimmerman wouldn’t know the difference.
The location of the match has yet to be disclosed.