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Zimmerman to fight in boxing match for charity

  • Former Florida neighborhood watchman set to step in ring
  • Zimmerman found not guilty in 2012 death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin
According to TMZ, Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman has asked George Zimmerman to appear in a televised celebrity boxing match.

George Zimmerman has agreed to be part of a celebrity boxing match.

He tweeted the announcement Thursday afternoon:

Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on the night of February 26, 2012. He claims he shot the unarmed Martin in self-defense.

So far, he has no opponent, but celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman says he already has 8,000 people who want to fight the former neighborhood watchman.

Read more: Zimmerman's new 'Angel' art draws scrutiny

Feldman, who said he's done 55 celebrity fights with infamous people from "Octomom" Nadya Suleman to Michael Lohan, said Zimmerman will fight anyone.

“We are not looking at color," he said. "He just wants to prove he has a passion for boxing." 

One volunteer's offer to get in the ring has been retweeted thousands of times.

The online pay-per-view match is set for March 1. Part of the proceeds will go to charity.

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