News: Game's Zimmerman Fight Request Denied, George Wants 1-On-1 W/ DMX
Friday, Jan 31, 2014 6:38PM
Less than 24 hours after Game sparked a flurry of reactions to his interest in boxing George Zimmerman, a promoter has now turned down his request.
Although celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman rejected Game, he did reveal Zimmerman is up for facing-off against ex-Def Jam rapper DMX.
The Game just came on TMZ Live and formally accepted the challenge to fight George Zimmerman in the ring ... but the promoter hedged, saying although Game is a front-runner, there are more than 4,700 others who want a piece of Zimmerman. The Game scoffed at promoter Damon Feldman, who said Zimmerman would be a tough opponent because he's been heavy into boxing training. Game -- who's 6'5" and 240 lbs -- predicts a quick knockout. Damon says Zimmerman has agreed to fight DMX ... and he says he'll make a decision in a few days for the March 1 fight. (TMZ)
Yesterday, Game said his interest in fighting Zimmerman would solely stem from loyalty to slain teenager Trayvon Martin.
The Game will throw his hat in the ring to fight George Zimmerman in the upcoming celebrity boxing match, and he tells TMZ, "I will beat the f**k out of him." Zimmerman has agreed to the March 1 celebrity boxing match ... the promoter hasn't selected his opponent, but is taking offers at [email protected] Game says, "I would not be boxing for me. I'd be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family." (TMZ)
Not only would Game knuckle up but he promised a flawless victory.
The rapper, who has a tattoo of Trayvon on his leg, says, "I would box him to knock him out," adding, "I would definitely take pleasure in it. It's legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon." Game would definitely have the edge ... he's 6'5", and 240 lbs of muscle. (TMZ)
Last month, Game said Tray's mother reached out and acknowledged his decision to get a tattoo of her son.
"Yeah, that one's on my leg. It's hard to get up because of these jeans," Game told host Arsenio Hall. "I got him in a hoody. It's just the picture that everybody knows. It's him in a hoody. I actually got a text message from his mom, which is cool. She appreciated the gesture. And, you know, I get tattoos all the time and that was just that whole story. I got a kid and I just thought that was so unfortunate, so I did it." ("Arsenio")
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