The promoter behind George Zimmerman's celebrity boxing match has decided to cancel the event today. Damon Feldman tweeted an apology to the people he hurt by trying to put the fight together, and explained that by changing his mind now, he has lost millions of dollars and the possibility of making more money down the line. While Zimmerman did not have an opponent for the fight confirmed yet, it appeared as though DMX was the primary option. Zimmerman had previously called out Kanye West also.
Zimmerman has yet to comment on the news of the cancellation. DMX's publicist has issued the following statement:
"Damon Feldman has announced that the George Zimmerman fight is cancelled via his Twitter. As previously stated, DMX never agreed to the fight and we thank you for all of the support from DMX's fans. This situation will not affect any of DMX's upcoming concerts in America or around the world."
The George Zimmerman fight is canceled I'm sorry for anyone I hurt with this but this was a very big opportunity thank you— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 8, 2014
It was my decision to cancel the george zimmerman fight it was worth a lot of money to me but people's feelings meant more to me— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 8, 2014
I walked away from av million dollar payday with this fight but to be honest I'd rather be happy and make people happy thank you— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 8, 2014
I wasn't being disrespected to anyone I had a plan here with this fight I'll let you know soon hope everyone is happy I'm very sorry— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 8, 2014
UPDATE: As if this situation couldn't have gotten more confusing, promoter Damon Feldman has deleted his tweets regarding the Zimmerman fight from earlier today and instead has announced a press conference for Tuesday where he will issue his "final decision."
I am holding a press conference this Tuesday about this event it's been all over the place— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 9, 2014
I'm going to make my final decision and let it be known this Tuesday at press conference this is the biggest controversial event I ever did— Damon Feldman (@hollywoodbox11) February 9, 2014
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