A promoter for a celebrity boxing match says he's picked rapper DMX to fight George Zimmerman.
Just days after a promoter scrapped his plans to feature Central Florida's own George Zimmerman and rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons in a celebrity boxing match, another promoter claims to be working on a new fight for Zimmerman.
The streaming service FilmOn.com reportedly is working on obtaining the rights to a Zimmerman fight, according to TMZ.com.
FilmOn owner David Alki allegedly told TMZ that the planned new match, which won't feature the rapper, 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 says threats to his children led to his decision not to stand behind the Zimmerman-DMX event.
Zimmerman, a former neighborhood-watch captain and reportedly experienced boxer, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Thousands of people who opposed the idea of the fight between Zimmerman and DMX turned to Twitter and online petition sites to register their dismay about the proposed event.
Profits from the new fight allegedly will go to the Trayvon Martin foundation.