Zimmerman is not a martyr. The guy could serve charity and the public how most people do. Instead he prefers to remain in the spotlight for whatever reason.
I have constantly said I don't hate him, and there is a difference for having compassion for a deeply troubled person verses supporting and encouraging him in everything he does. To some people he is an archetype, but to me he is a human in need of serious support and help, not encouragement and idolization.
Wonder if he'll be able to "stand is ground" without the comfort of packing a weapon, or if he'll cry like a little girl the first time he gets punched in the nose, like he did the last time.
One must realize that celeb boxing is not real boxing. He is not stepping into the ring with a professional boxer or even some amateur who has fought in a number of matches.
Most likely it will be another celeb clown and will consist of wild swings and clutching.
We don't even know of he will go through with it. I think he isn't allowed to sell his most recent painting because of copyright infringement, and next thing we hear is this. Maybe he announced it to test people's reactions. Seems to me that he looks for approval and validation through his little fan club that sees him as a hero, martyr, victim, etc.. He and his brother communicate with them on social media. I think Zimmerman lives a in bubble of people more eager to support him than actually help him. The guy seems deeply troubled, and I think he is headed for more trouble.
This isn't a fair match up considering the other guy is going to be armed with the canvas...
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).