George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of murder charges for shooting unarmed teenager Treyvon Martin last year, badly wants a boxing match with – cue drumroll – Kanye West.
According to TMZ, Zimmerman wants to fight Kanye because the rapper is known to attack “defenseless people”. The irony in this is alarming! We can’t help but hide our faces in shame for this bloke. The site also reports that the promoters of the match are even willing to move the match to Los Angeles should Kanye accept the duel.
When Zimmerman first announced days ago that he would be interested in participating in a celebrity-boxing match, a few rappers like Game and DMX showed interest to go head to head with him. But Zimmerman and the promoters haven’t responded to the two rappers.
Game, who has a tattoo of Treyvon’s face, spoke to the site about his reasons for wanting to take part in the match, “I would not be boxing for me. I would be boxing for the legacy of Treyvon Martin and his family”. He went on to say: “I would box to knock him out. I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”
In the meantime, we eagerly await Kanye West’s response to the challenge.