If you were hoping that you’d heard the last of the George Zimmerman “celebrity” fight, you may be out of luck.
According to TMZ, online streaming service FilmOn.com is claiming that it has gotten the rights to the fight after the original promoter, Damon Feldman, abruptly canceled it because of threats made against his kids, as well as an extensive Twitter campaign to end it.
However, DMX won’t be part of the main attraction this time, with FilmOn saying that “much bigger names” than the former rapper wanted to be a part of the fight.
Alki David, who owns the streaming service, told TMZ that it’s no longer going to be a celebrity boxing match—which almost seems quaint after the description he gave TMZ. “This is going to be like Fight Club … a very bloody event,” David told the entertainment site. The fight, scheduled for March 15, will be held at a secret location. According to TMZ, David says that profits will go to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
However, while the rumors continue to fly around, those who wish the fight would just disappear may yet get their wish. TMZ says that it’s not quite a sealed deal, since FilmOn is still negotiating for the rights and nothing has been signed.
Feldman is supposed to clear up all rumors at a Tuesday news conference, TMZ reported.
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