The 36-year-old former heavyweight champion Los Angeles to see the fight in 2014. He also faced Charlie Zelenov in the process after receiving multiple offensive statements on social media that also mentioned his daughter Naieya, who suffers from a condition called spina bifida.
The pair were then documented fighting in a viral video showing Bronze Bomber going undercover from an internet troll. Eight years later, Wilder confessed that he would have shot Zelenov had it not been for both the cameraman and cousin.
The 2015-2020 WBC heavyweight titleholder told the Pivot podcast on Tuesday, “I really went there to kill him. I was in some alley and my voice changed, so at some point the devil entered me, because he was there with me, because I was with him.”
Prior to the fight, Zelenov had signed a waiver clarifying that he could not sue Wilder for damages or bodily injury.
Deontay Wilder and daughter Naieya, diagnosed with spina bifida at birth
Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder squared off to face Charlie Zelenoff (left and right) at a gym in LA in 2014 and made vulgar comments, including inappropriate comments about his daughter, on social media. After receiving multiple
“At some point, my whole attitude towards myself changed. I was like, ‘Come down this alley.’ I knew what I was going to do, because I would tell you My demeanor, my face, changed because I knew what I was capable of.
“But the cameraman was one of my good friends, so I knew I couldn’t do that. I saw him tipping us off, so I had to shoot him too.” It will,” he added.
Wilder, who grew up aspiring to play college football for the Crimson Tide in Alabama, admitted telling Lensman: Because I saw you talking about us.
“And he started, ‘No, D. I would have had to shoot you, too.’
Wilder said he was unable to shoot Zelenov because of the presence of his best friend, his cameraman.
Mike Tyson was awed after seeing footage of the fight and claimed in the clip that he was in prison “for this.” Youtube.
In a 2014 interview with RingTV, Wilder said, “The only reason he beat Zelenov so well is because he went overboard.”
“He threatened to kill me and called me the N-word. I imagined.
“There’s a part of Deontay Wilder that’s a silly, humble guy, a funny guy with a nice smile. But there’s another part of him that you really don’t want people to see. That’s the part that catches you.” The 6-foot-7-inch, 238-pound boxer advised.
Mike Tyson was left speechless by Wilder’s actions. He claims he will go to jail for punching Zelenov (pictured).
Some people don’t really know that side of me, but I bring it up and show people I do not like it.
At the time, Zelenov rose to internet fame after sharing a video of himself badgering strangers at the gym before challenging them to a fight. At one point, he confronted Floyd Mayweather’s father.
“I really wanted to do more than I did, but I’m in a place where I have the opportunity and the blessing. I recognize that,” Wilder said of the eight-year altercation. Wrapped up.
Bronze Bomber will return to the ring for the first time in over a year on Saturday night by fighting Swedish-Finnish boxer Robert Herenius.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-11308587/Deontay-Wilder-wanted-shoot-internet-troll-racist-remarks-online-abuse-daughter.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Deontay Wilder wanted to ‘shoot’ internet trolls for racist remarks and daughter’s online abuse