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George Zimmerman Throws Hat In Celebrity Boxing Ring, Opponents Of All Races Welcome

George ZimmermanTMZ is reporting that the poster child for Stand Your Ground laws, George Zimmerman, has moved on from firearms to a much less lethal hobby: boxing. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman issued a challenge to all comers, and made it quite clear that Zimmerman is not going to discriminate when it comes to opponents:

We’re told George is open to fighting a black person, but the promoter is not discriminating, telling us “We’re not looking at it as a race thing … We haven’t discussed purple, yellow, white, black.”

RadarOnline also reports that Zimmerman is no stranger to boxing:

“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.

“So it’s not a new hobby, it’s something I have been doing and wanting to pursue to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

The fight is scheduled to take place March 1st, and will be a Pay Per View event. So far, no opponent has stepped forward to face Zimmerman, but we have a feeling that won’t be the case for long.

[TMZ, Radar]