George Zimmerman wants to box and The Game's happy to help
Man acquitted over killing of Trayvon Martin signs up for boxing match. Rapper offers to 'knock him out'
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S career choices since he was acquitted over the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin, have been nothing if not eclectic.
First, he tried his hand at art, selling an original painting on eBay for $100,099.99. Sadly, the shine came off Zimmerman's art career fairly quickly after photographer Rick Wilson accused him of "ripping off" one of his pictures.
Zimmerman's latest move is even more daring: he's signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match, The Independent reports. Not surprisingly, there are plenty of people who want to go a few rounds with the man whose trial exposed America's racial divisions.
Rapper, The Game, has already put his hand up to take part in the 1 March bout, saying: "I would take pleasure in it".
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, has a tattoo of Trayvon Martin on his leg.
"I would not be boxing for me," he told TMZ. "I'd be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family. I would box him to knock him out".
TMZ suggests The Game "would definitely have the edge" in the ring. The rapper is 6' 5" tall and weighs 240 lbs – most of it muscle.
Damon Feldman, the promoter organising the bout with the star, insists Zimmerman is "open to fighting anyone", and doesn't want the contest to be seen as a "race thing". Zimmerman will donate any earnings he makes from the fight to charity.
Zimmerman was found not guilty of all charges against him, after he fatally shot 17-year-old Martin in February, 2012. Martin was unarmed, but Zimmerman successfully argued that he killed the black teenager in an act of self-defence.