Rome http://wunc.org en George Zimmerman And Celebrity Boxing: A Bread And Circus Affair? http://wunc.org/post/george-zimmerman-and-celebrity-boxing-bread-and-circus-affair <div style="margin-top:0;margin-bottom:0;"><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;">George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon Martin but was acquitted, is signed up to fight in a pay-per-view celebrity boxing match. The most likely opponent for the March </span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">1</span></font><font size="-1"><sup>st</sup></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"> match-up is rapper DMX. The proposed fight has elicited an array of responses, from proponents asking DMX to avenge Martin’s death to people pleading with DMX not to participate. In many ways the fight resembles the activities of ancient Rome, where gladiators would fight for their lives in a public arena and the spectacle distracted the masses from other concerns. </span></font></span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:02:45 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30205 at http://wunc.org George Zimmerman And Celebrity Boxing: A Bread And Circus Affair?