Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder said he came close to killing the internet troll who allegedly directed threats toward his daughter online. Wilder made the confession when he appeared on The Pivot podcast, saying he almost shot Charlie Zelenoff in 2014.
According to Sportskeeda, Wilder traveled to Los Angeles eight years ago and confronted Zelenoff in a boxing gym. The fight was captured on video as Wilder battered the YouTuber and knocked him to the floor.
Deontay Wilder travelled to LA and beat up internet troll Charlie Zelenoff back in 2014…
Wilder said Zelenoff racially abused him and made threats about his daughter. pic.twitter.com/fnNohDnnns
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