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George Zimmerman agrees to fight in celebrity boxing match coming up in March

George Zimmerman has agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match, according to a report from WFST-ABC Action News.

The bout is set to take place on March 1 against a not-yet-selected opponent.

TMZ first broke the news of the planned match, which was later confirmed by ABC with the fight promoter. Zimmerman will be donating the fight’s proceeds to charity.

“Boxing isn’t new to me,” Zimmerman told Radar Online. “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.”

Not many details on the upcoming bout are available, but Zimmerman has reportedly said he’ll fight anyone of any background.

“We’re not looking at it as a race thing,” the promoter said. ” … We haven’t discussed purple, yellow, white, black.”

Zimmerman was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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