George Zimmerman to Fight Rapper DMX in Celebrity Match

The former neighborhood watchman’s opponent has finally been picked, out of more than 15,000 email requests.

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Looks like X gon’ give it to him.

Rapper DMX has been chosen to be George Zimmerman’s opponent in a celebrity boxing match, which has gained attention nationwide. The details of the fight are yet to be determined, but will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday, according to CNN.

Earlier Wednesday morning, owner of Celebrity Boxing Damon Feldman said he had picked DMX out of more than 15,000 match-up requests, for the three-round, pay-per-view fight.

"The match will be one of the Biggest Celebrity Boxing matches of all time," his news release said.

The idea of doing a celebrity boxing match was originally Zimmerman’s, as he was eager to get back into the sport, which was a hobby of his before he was arrested and put on trial for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin.

"Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss," he told Radar Online, CNN notes.

"A mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight-loss goals and also be able to help a charity out," he added.

However, things may get tough for Zimmerman in the ring, as many don’t see this as a friendly match for charity. Another rapper who expressed interest in battling the former neighborhood watchman, The Game, had threated to "beat the f--k out of him." DMX also offered his own threats, telling TMZ just recently that he would be fighting Zimmerman for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system."

"I am going to beat the living f--k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f--k him right up," DMX told the entertainment outlet. "Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my d--k out and piss on him ... right in his muthaf--kin face."

"Zimmerman is a piece of s--t and that’s what he needs to drink," he added.

According to CNN, a writer for Chelsea Lately, Ian Karmel, also offered an interesting alternative. "They should send Floyd Mayweather to the ring and tell George Zimmerman it's DMX," he tweeted. "He won't know the difference."

Read more at CNN and TMZ.