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DMX vs. Zimmerman boxing match cancelled

Jordan Crawford | 2/12/2014, 9:26 a.m.
The much talked about boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman has been cancelled.

Feldman insisted the fight was just “entertainment.”

CNN anchor Don Lemon also spoke out against the fight in a news report saying, “I’m sure like DMX, George Zimmerman needs a gimmick for a quick buck. But that buck should not be made on the back of a dead teenager. I, for one, will be standing my ground by having no part in the DMX/George Zimmerman circus act, if it does happens,” Lemon said.

In recent days it seems like those involved with the bout were beginning to agree. On Friday, The Los Angeles Times reported that the bout might not happen.

“The boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX is not officially confirmed,” Nati said in an email. He answered, “I doubt it” when asked whether he thought one would come off at all.

More recently, speculation whether Feldman really did have a change of heart had risen due to Feldman deleting his tweets from Twitter.

He then tweeted, “Done with George Zimmerman ...” But then tweeted, “I’m going to make my final decision and let it be known this Tuesday at press conference ...”

Whether it was common sense that prevailed or the realization that his business would suffer a major blow in the long-run, Feldman’s initial statement to cancel the DMX versus Zimmerman fight is hopefully the final route that is taken.

After riding the top of the hip-hop charts more than a decade ago, East Coast-born DMX has struggled with his recent albums, garnering more attention for his legal troubles.

In his statement, Nati quickly shifted gears from the news of the non-fight to DMX’s upcoming tour dates, which are expected to take him to Europe, among other places.