In fact, Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin in a July 2013 trial, isn’t being picky. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman is organizing the March 1 fight and told reporters that Zimmerman is keeping his options open when it comes to picking a contender.
“We’re not looking at it as a race thing …We haven’t discussed purple, yellow, white, black,” said Feldman.
But if you recall, this isn’t the first time Zimmerman has stepped into the ring. During his trial, prosecutors presented his history as an MMA fighter to prove that he had fighting experience before his encounter with Trayvon. And in an earlier interview with Radar Online, Zimmerman detailed that training:
“Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss,” said Mr. Zimmerman. “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.”
Interesting. A man who was in the center of a highly publicized trial centered around fighting is turning around after his acquittal and doing just that.