George Zimmerman vs DMX in the boxing ring would have brought chaos after 27,000 people signed a White House petition to have it banned.
Boxing promoter Damon Feldman decided to cancel the match after the backlash and national response to the highly controversial fight.
Feelings about what happened to Trayvon Martin still run high, and it looks like the American people are not ready to accept George Zimmerman becoming an entertainment centrepiece.
Promoter Damon Feldman released several Tweets to explain his decision to ditch the fight, and in the past hour has said he will give a press conference this coming Tuesday regarding the match.
There is some confusion as the promoter deleted tweets where he stated that the match was cancelled but in another report on the Huffington Post, DMX’s rep confirmed that the rapper was never going to do the fight.
Does this mean that the fight could still be on in some other form?
It is possible that the negative response has made it difficult for Feldman to get celebrities to join the fight despite stating he has received thousands of emails from people wanting to take on Zimmerman.
Any celebrity participating in this match would face severe pressure and negative repercussions to their image as there is a strong protest against it.