I was looking forward to the charity fight between George Zimmerman and rapper DMX.

Legal Insurrection voters were rooting for George:

Zimmerman Boxing Match Poll

But it is not to be, as reported by the L.A. Times Promoter calls off DMX-George Zimmerman boxing match (h/t Hot Air):

A publicity-stunt boxing match is no more.

The much hyped and even more divisive bout between DMX and acquitted Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman has been called off, according to the promoter.

“This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing,” Damon Feldman said Saturday on Twitter, referring to Zimmerman. He said he was scrapping plans because “I’d rather be happy and make people happy.”

The DMX camp, meanwhile, was putting its own spin on the cancellation, suggesting DMX had second thoughts. “The George Zimmerman fight is canceled,” DMX spokesman Domenick Nati said in a statement Saturday. “DMX never agreed to the fight and we thank you for all of the support from DMX’s fans.”

The bout between the veteran rapper and Zimmerman had generated strong negative response. Many said that added attention for a controversial figure like Zimmerman was a bad idea all around.

The Daily News reports:

In a series of tweets Saturday afternoon, Damon Feldman explained his decision to cancel the match that was announced earlier this week.

“This was the wrong person to put in the ring and define celebrity boxing thank you,” he tweeted from his handle @hollywoodbox11. “I walked away from av [sic] million dollar payday with this fight but to be honest I’d rather be happy and make people happy thank you.”

The promoter’s Twitter feed does indicate he was feeling pressure to cancel from George haters:

Damon Feldman Zimmerman DMX boxing match cancel Twitter