We already know what a class act the Trayvon Martin Family is…and today they demonstrated just one of the things that made us fall in love with them in the first place….they were once again grace under pressure.
As a result of the Martin’s refusal to accept any funding that might result from a George Zimmerman bare-knuckle fight that was being assembled sans rapper DMX by FilmOn.com CEO Alki David, TMZ has learned that the celebrity boxing match has been canceled once again.
Zimmerman, the man notorious for killing the unarmed child Trayvon Martin, was attempting to fight multiple high profile opponents in a fight-club style match and said he would donate all profits to the foundation created by Trayvon’s family.
However late today the foundation told TMZ it would NOT take any money from the fight saying,
“We stand boldly against any act of violence.”
They then said they would reject Alki David’s donations.
TMZ called David for a comment and he summarily decided to cancel the entire event saying,
“I respect the wishes of the family and in light of this we are canceling the event.”
The original fight that was supposed to take place with DMX was also cancelled upon the first promoter receiving death threats and changing his mind.
Given today’s events we would hope no one else steps up to oblige George Zimmerman. Hopefully we can let this man fade off into obscurity where he belongs.
Trayvon Martin’s Family Refuses Proceeds From Zimmerman Fight was originally published on theurbandaily.com