Charlie Zelenoff is a Twitter troll who seems like he's not a nice guy at all, so Deontay Wilder decided to teach him an important lesson in respect.
The internet is absolutely packed full of trolls, anyone who goes on Twitter or Facbeook knows that, but it seems that Charlie Zelenoff is one who revels in taking things too far. He has apparently been abusing professional boxer Deontay Wilder for the past few years both via social media and by sending him texts that Wilder claims involved racial slurs and comments about his daughter, who suffers from spina bifida according to The Daily Mail.
Wilder seemed to have reached his limit, and when challenged by Zelenoff to a fight at a local gym in LA, the Olympic bronze medallist and current WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion obliged. The resulting fight, if you can call it that, saw Zelenoff try to swing one punch, and then get beat down.
Wilder later told TMZ that Zelenoff had threatened to murder him, and that when he said stuff about "my kids, that's below the belt. That's what really got me". Zelenoff signed a contract before the fight, agreeing not to sue for any damages, but Wilder insists the fight was for his own benefit, adding, "I want him to stop [harassing people] before he messes with the wrong person. You never know who you're dealing with."