TMZ reports that the exact date, time, and location of the fight will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday.
Last week, celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman said that Zimmerman was willing to take on just about anyone. "We're not looking at it as a race thing ... We haven't discussed purple, yellow, white, black,” Feldman said.
Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was acquitted last year in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Florida. The incident, investigation, and trial drew racially-charged national media attention.
DMX was selected out of a pool of about 15,000 applicants after proclaiming that he wanted to take on Zimmerman for "every black person who has been done wrong in the system."
"I am going to beat the living [expletive] out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I [expletive] him right up,” DMX said. "Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my [expletive] out and [expletive] on him ... right in his [expletive] face. Zimmerman is a piece of [expletive] and that’s what he needs to drink."
The match between DMX, 43, and 30-year-old Zimmerman will last three rounds. Zimmerman has been training for four months in preparation for the bout.