Orlando Sentinel and other news sources report that another promoter has come forth to place George Zimmerman in the ring. Billionaire David Alki owns streaming service FilmOn.com. He told TMZ.com that he is working on obtaining the rights to a Zimmerman fight, promising that it will be “bloodier and more fierce than the other event would have been.”
Former promoter Damon Feldman is said to be selling the rights to the Zimmerman fight to Alki. Feldman purportedly received threats via Twitter, one saying, “Somebody should kill Damon Feldman’s son and ask him would he put his son’s killer in a celebrity boxing match.”
Alki has said that the opponent will not be DMX.
The Greek immigrant with a net worth of about $1.7 billion is trying to make the appeal to money in Trayvon’s name, saying that all proceeds will go to the Trayvon Martin Foundation. It is highly reasonable to believe that Trayvon Martin’s parents don’t want the killer of their son giving money to the Foundation. Those wanting to donate to the Foundation have and can donate without Zimmerman’s involvement. That in fact, David Alki can make a donation without seeking to gain profits that also pay the participants.
Damon Feldman, promoter for the celebrity boxing match involving George Zimmerman, took to Twitter today and officially announced that the event has been cancelled.
TMZ reports that Feldman tweeted,
“Just looked at my son and daughter today wow I’m so lucky those people must be in so much pain … all you people are right.”
On February 7, 2014, we wrote here about the fake match, why it should be cancelled, and posted the link to the petition to cancel the match. The petition picked up steam through social media, including Twitter. With a goal of 100,000 signatures, the petition now has 98,583 signatures as of the writing of this article.
Thank you Damon Feldman for doing the right thing.
“Make a living.” Those words were spoken by Frank Taaffe Wednesday night on Nancy Grace’s program in response to her saying that George Zimmerman’s celebrity boxing match is disrespectful.
People who make a living by killing another human are called assassins, not celebrities.
Here is a recap of George Zimmerman’s living before he killed Trayvon Martin, while awaiting trial, and since his acquittal.
In August 2009, while in Kohl’s, George called the police on his Landlord, saying that the Landlord was trying to take his money for rent. George told the police that the house was in foreclosure and he didn’t have to pay rent. Over two years later, George was living in that same residence on February 26, 2012, the day he killed Trayvon Martin. Read the rest of this entry