Ex-footballer turned boxer Curtis Woodhouse hunts down Twitter troll | inside World Soccer

While internet trolls are commonplace these days, one Twitter user has been taught a valuable lesson about what can happen when you troll someone who gets paid to punch people.

A professional boxer might not be the most sensible target for aspiring Twitter tormentors
A professional boxer might not be the most sensible target for aspiring Twitter tormentors

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Former Birmingham City and Sheffield United player Curtis Woodhouse quit football for boxing in 2006 and after juggling both sports for a while, he is now a fulltime, professional boxer.

On Friday night, he lost his English light-welterweight title to Shayne Singleton in controversial circumstances in Manchester.

Despite the uncertainty around the result, one Twitter user decided to have a pop at the defeated Woodhouse.




And Woodhouse soon showed he's a man of action, not words.


Somehow, he managed to get the culprit's address and drove to his street, believed to be in Sheffield in the northern English county of Yorkshire.



Woodhouse gave a countdown of his arrival, confirming the street name before tweeting out a picture when he arrived on the street, looking for help with the house number.







Needless to say, the troll, who calls himself The Master, backed down and began apologising to the boxer.

The pair never met face to face, though.

The 32-year-old later appeared to have seen the funny side.

Woodhouse's actions won him more than 8,000 followers on Twitter and was also given support by former world champion boxer Ricky Hatton and notorious footballer Joey Barton.

Followers even likened his vigilante approach to that of actor Liam Neeson in the "Taken" movies that remarkably avoided the Oscars radar.

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