Yesterday, headlines were made and stomachs were turned with the news that Trayvon Martin-shooter George Zimmerman would be taking part in a "Celebrity Boxing" event. As if the notion of killing a teenager qualifying one as a "celebrity" wasn't enough, it was announced that Zimmerman's opponent would be Yonkers' own DMX. There's a tremendous amount of controversy surrounding every aspect of this pairing, and understandably so. However, while it may be the most uncomfortable, it's far from the first time an MC has put the gloves on and stepped foot into the ring. Here's a brief history of rappers dabbling in the sweet science.
John B. Mueller via Wikimedia Commons DMX the man who will fight George Zimmerman
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