Amid controversy over the proposed boxing match between George Zimmerman and DMX, the world’s largest streaming TV service FilmOn has stepped in to reframe the event and air it live on March 15. Organizers make clear that this is NOT the event as the media originally portrayed it. It is not celebrity boxing. It’s not celebrating George Zimmerman. FilmOn is creating a new FilmOn Fight Club which will present the most brutal, punishing grudge matches ever aired. And all profits will go to the Trayvon Martin Foundation.
The match has been an incredibly polarizing point on social media, with equal numbers loving and hating the plans. Some worry of over its appropriateness, while many thirsty to see Zimmerman’s blood on the matt. The announcement was originally made by boxing promoter Damon Feldman on CNN International yesterday that streaming TV service FilmOn will air a fight live from a secret location. However later the same day Feldman pulled out after a series of threats were directed at his children.
News of the fight first broke when rapper Earl “DMX” Simmons was chosen to fight the neighborhood watch coordinator who murdered unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. The list of men and women literally begging for a chance to face Zimmerman in what should be one of the most brutal battles the ring has ever seen is so long, that organizers are scrambling to make the selection and finalize plans. FilmOn.com will even poll its users to help decide the notorious gunman’s opponent. TMZ covers the story here.
FilmOn.com is the world’s biggest streaming TV service with over 600 channels, and 45,000 VOD titles. It is available free worldwide for online and mobile viewing. The Zimmerman fight will stream live on a pay-per-view basis and be available free right after the fight.
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