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Champion Boxer Deontay Wilder

Knocks Out Internet Troll

... In Real Life

5/9/2014 1:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!!!!!
Undefeated heavyweight champion boxer Deontay Wilder BEAT THE HELL out of a real life Internet troll who had been harassing him for years ... and TMZ Sports has the insane video. 

The guy who got his face bashed in is Charlie Zelenoff -- a wannabe fighter who's been trolling Wilder for years with harassing phone calls and deeply personal jabs on social media. 

Wilder claims Charlie has not only hurled racial slurs at him -- but also made disparaging comments about his young daughter, who was diagnosed with spina bifida. 

Zelenoff had recently challenged Wilder to fight him at a boxing gym in L.A. -- and Wilder, deciding enough was enough, met him at the Hollywood Boxing Gym late Wednesday night. 

Wilder tried to fight Zelenoff in the ring -- but CZ threw a cheap shot and ran for the door (see video below). 

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When he finally returned, they squared off on the main floor of the gym -- and what ensued was a pure ass kicking. 

When Zelenoff picked himself up off the floor ... a furious Wilder told him, "Don't you ever call me a n**ger again. Don't you ever say you're going to tape my daughter." 

Zelenoff eventually ran from the building ... again ... but not before saying, "I'm the best. I'm still the best."

Sure you are.

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31.

justin    

dude this is to funny plus they still make flip phones or is dude just on the vintage tip

84 days ago
32.

MissouriMedic    

Sorry, but that guy's behavior is so ridiculous that I don't buy it. Not even for a troll.

It sounds more like a publicity stunt to me.

84 days ago
33.

tgrfan42069    

so tmz calls that beating the hell out of someone and knocking them out?? last i checked there were two punches landed by both guys the other guy ran..that is hardly beating the hell out of someone

84 days ago
34.

Kevin Kennedy    

just going to leave this here: http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?human_id=446405&cat=boxer

84 days ago
35.

dudley    

sick flip phone brosive!

84 days ago
36.

dudley    

sick flip phone bro!

84 days ago
37.

MissyCC    

And that is why you don't talk about someone's child.

84 days ago
38.

notjunecleaver    

Haha he's still the best...at running away like a B..i..t..c..h

84 days ago
39.

neotaeo    

Plain and simple, this guy got what he had coming to him. If you don't wanna take a chance of getting your ass beat, don't take a boxer up on an offer to get your ass beat. Especially since you have been giving him **** for years

84 days ago
40.

DNICE033    

So couple things. This guy got his ass kicked. Those dumbasses who said they both landed punches have got to be kidding. Wilder landed two enormous punches - did you not hear the guy get punched in the head and then almost cry "I'm dooooone!". Second, given how much **** this guy has been saying to Wilder - calling him N****R, saying crap about his daughter that has a horrible disease - man, he gets what he deserves. This is Darwinism at it's best - Zelenoff talks crap, makes it personal, oh and better yet - talks crap to a guy who is twice is size. How dumb can you get. I love how Zelenoff tries to cheap shot Wilder the moment he steps in the ring and gets COUNTERED with a left hook, then runs out of the ring. GOAT? Please.

84 days ago
41.

DNICE033    

Wow. You guys gotta check out Zelenoff's youtube page. It is BIZARRE. Zelenoff videos are all of himself (i) talking about how he is 50 or whatever and 0 and the GOAT, or (ii) him beating up a training buddy who isn't even wearing gloves (IE: HE CAN'T PUNCH BACK). Even more bizarre - there aren't any videos of him actually in an official fight in a REAL boxing gym. His "fights" look like dudes he finds at a local 24 hour fitness and convinces to fight in the Yoga/spin room. Zelenoff is freakin' out of his mind - I thought it was funny, but I think he has a real mental problem. No wait, it's still funny. Hah. Here, enjoy the GOAT (no, not Mayweather, but Zelenoff!): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBUeCI9sgE_dc5JMcfZ3LFg/videos

84 days ago
42.

Tommy    

ha ha ha Bitch got a flip phone in 2014...

84 days ago
43.

Henk    

Great to see the champ beat the S..t out of this clown. You´r great Wilder, since today I´m a fan. And I´m only sorry that our Champ Mikkel Kesler does´t appear in your weight class. Thx for beating this lunartic

83 days ago
44.

Suno42    

This is the best thing I've ever seen on tmz. They should've let him go and leave nothing but a puddle of blood on the floor

83 days ago
45.

ThePeople    

I see DW is still fighting in the amateurs. It's past time to stop fighting amateurs,bums and friends who take dives. Show us what you got and step up.

83 days ago
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