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Trayvon Martin Killer, George Zimmerman, Entering Celebrity-Boxing Ring

by Zachary Lester
AFRO Staff Writer

    George Zimmerman. (Courtesy Photo)
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George Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year in the killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, has agreed to participate in a celebrity-boxing match, according to published reports.

Zimmerman claims that he is an amateur boxer. A Twitter account attributed to him linked to a story on where he is quoted saying the fight's organizer is looking for an opponent for him.

He said "prior to the incident," which likely refers to the night in 2012 when he fatally shot Trayvon after following the 17-year-old as the youth returned home from the store, he was boxing to work out and lose weight. He said he was put in touch with Feldman, the founder of Celebrity Boxing, by a friend. He said it was his idea to climb into the ring.

He said some of the proceeds will go to charity, but did not say how much he will be paid.

Since his acquittal, Zimmerman has made news several times for being arrested.

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