It was originally meant to be Kanye West.
George Zimmerman, the man acquitted of the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2013, said he wanted to fight the hip hop superstar because he ‘constantly attacks innocent people’.
But now, as the 30-year-old painter continues to try and extend his 15 minutes of infamy, Zimmerman has been confirmed to go fist-to-fist with rapper DMX.
The two will compete in a ‘celebrity boxing match’, according to TMZ, which bizarrely was all Zimmerman’s idea.
Boxing promoter Damon Feldman confirmed the fight and said DMX was selected out of more than 15,000 applicants.
The 43-year-old rap star and actor said he plans to break every rule in boxing ‘to make sure I f–k him right up’.
He also threatened to urinate in his opponent’s face if he won.
‘I will beat the living f–k out of him,’ DMX told TMZ.
‘It was my idea,’ Zimmerman said in an interview with Radar Online.
‘Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and a mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out,’ he said.