A petition February 2nd, in an attempt to stop the upcoming George Zimmerman fight from taking place. The petition, which has been posted on the White House’s petition site, has outlined several reasons as to why the the celebrity boxing match should not take place.
“Celebrity Boxing Promoter Damon Feldman & George Zimmerman are attempting to promote and profit off of racial tensions in America,” the petition statement says. “Damon Feldman has been known for fixing fights and taking short cuts in the past in bypassing state requirements for fighters to obtain a license to box. Mr. Feldman’s past should be highly considered in this regard if Feldman is not going through the proper channels to ensure the safety of the participants it puts lives at risk.”
“In addition, the entire idea of this event is to use racial tensions to lure people in to purchase the event,” the petition statement continues. “This will only hurt America as it will continue to stir up racial tensions that have been on going in this nation for quite some time. No promoter or celebrity boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit.”
Damon Feldman announced that DMX would be Zimmerman’s opponent. However, DMX’s representative stated that though the rapper has verbally agreed to the challenge, negotiations are still being made.
The petition has 5,764 signatures and needs 94,236 more signatures to reach the 100,000 signatures goal.
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