Delco Boxing Promoter Setting Up Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Bout

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    The trial of George Zimmerman at the Seminole County Courthouse, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

    Celebrity boxing promoter and Delaware County native Damon Feldman is fielding requests for opponents to go punch-for-punch in the ring with George Zimmerman.

    Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin and whose case became a flashpoint for race in America, is planning to step into the boxing ring on March 1, but needs an opponent, according to the promoter.

    Feldman has put out an all-call for suggestions as to who should go up against Zimmerman. He said since making the announcement on Friday, he's gotten more than 3,700 suggestions -- ranging from everyday people to rappers DMX and The Game.

    The 30-year-old Zimmerman told TMZ he'd "fight anyone...even black people" and plans to donate any pay to charity.

    Feldman has orchestrated bouts between other celebrities like Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom, Danny Bonaduce and Rodney King.

    He also put together The War at The Shore -- a 2008 fight that pit NBC10's Vai Sikahema against former pro baseball outfielder Jose Canseco in Atlantic City, N.J. Sikahema won that match and donated the winnings to the family of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski, who was killed in the line of duty.

    Feldman also took Canseco to court in 2011 for $7,500 he advanced to the former baseball player. A judge ruled in his favor.

    The location and opponent have yet to be decided, but Feldman is still taking email suggestions at FightGeorge@Hotmail.com.


    Contact Vince Lattanzio at 610.668.5532, vince.lattanzio@nbcuni.com or follow @VinceLattanzio on Twitter.