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George Zimmerman waits for his defense counsel to arrive in Seminole circuit court, on the 11th day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 24, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) newsgate CCI B583011931Z.1 (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel / June 24, 2013)

How would you like to punch George Zimmerman in the kisser?

Well, someone may just get that chance. 

Zimmerman, infamous for having shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, Trayvon Martin, in Sanford, has emerged from the trial as an accused abusive husband/boyfriend, budding painter, and, now, an amateur pugilist.

Zimmerman has confirmed on Twitter that he has agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match. TMZbroke the story.


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The opponent – presumably the real celebrity – has yet to be announced for the bout, scheduled March 1.

"Boxing isn't new to me,” Zimmerman told Radar Online. “It's something I had picked up well before the incident, and it's something that I liked, I enjoyed."

Also not new to Zimmerman, appearing on televised 911 call recordings for gun-related quarrels. Or, pimping his own image as a non-convicted-killer-turned-artist, hawking one painting for nearly $100,000 on eBay. And when it comes to trailing a teen in a hoodie carrying nothing more than Skittles and an iced-tea drink and getting into a lethal confrontation, well, Mr. Zimmerman is no amateur.

So, if you think Zimmerman got away with murder, you might want to take a (legal) poke at him in a boxing ring.

Or, if you think he bullies women and others when armed, you might want to introduce him to Mr. Left and Mr. Right.

Or, if you just find it creepy that he finds a way time after time to  stay in the public eye, you might want to take a swing at his mug.

Unfortunately, for you and I, a celebrity will get that honor.

Celebrities have all the fun.

 

Daniel Vasquez may be reached at dvasquez@sunsentinel.com or @ConsumerDan.