George Zimmerman Boxing Match? Zimmerman Agrees to Celebrity Boxing, Reports Say

January 30, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

George Zimmerman, the acquitted shooter of Trayvon Martin, said he’ll partake in a celebrity boxing match, it was reported.

Zimmerman, 30, is looking for an opponent, reported Radar Online. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman offered Zimmerman the challenge.

“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, adding that the match was “my idea.”

It’s unclear if Zimmerman will be getting paid for the match.

“Boxing isn’t new to me. It’s something I had picked up well before the incident and it’s something that I liked, I enjoyed, and I kept up with it and I was able to lose a tremendous amount of weight and get a healthy lifestyle,” he told Radar Online.

Feldman said Zimmerman is open to fighting a black person, reported TMZ. “We’re not looking at it as a race thing … We haven’t discussed purple, yellow, white, black,” he said.