Boxer announces he's coming over to his Twitter-troll's house "for a beer"

A Twitter troll called @jimmyob88 sent a series of vile, taunting messages to professional boxer @woodhousecurtis, calling him lots of rotten names. Woodhouse tweeted back that he'd found out the Internet Tough Guy's home address and was headed over to his house "for a brew." After a series of "I'm getting closer" tweets, the troll had a change of heart and tweeted, "Didnt think you would be bothered thought you would take them as a joke" and "i am in the wrong i accept that." Apparently, it ended there. (via Techdirt)


  1. It’s kind of sad to me that it ended there. On the one hand it’s good that the troll backed down, but I think any internet troll should be confronted in person so he can understand that he’s not attacking a screen name; he’s attacking another living person. 

    And of course I think the boxer should be allowed to pick the beer, and the troll should have to buy it.

    1. I wouldn’t change a thing.  Mr Troll is now widely twitterfamous for being both trollish and too chickenshit to stand behind his words.  I imagine his friends won’t let him forget this anytime soon.

      1. One change: I’d out the troll’s identity, if I could. As it stands, he can still hide behind anonymity, the secret to troll success.

  2. Weird, the troll’s latest tweets look like something written by a human head being forcibly slammed against a keyboard.

        1. Yeah, but do you call a cup of tea a “brew”?  My Britlish is rusty, but that’s a new one on me.


            Although I feel we may be getting sidetracked from the main issue here, which is

            [Nelson] HAAA-haa!

          2. Yes, a cup of tea is a brew. You brew tea. The American usage is much less used here. I have never, ever called a beer “brew”

    1. Or is it that this troll didn’t like sunshine? There’s no way the boxer would have physically assaulted the troll; I think the threat of losing anonymity was much more than the threat of violence.

    2. Yeah, I’m not really getting the love for the boxer’s side of this story, here. Taking jackassery on the internet so seriously that you end up making implied physical threats? Not cool.

      1. I thought about that, but now I think there was no implied physical threat.  Just being a boxer and confronting someone isn’t a physical threat, or else he’d be guilty of assault every time he got in an argument.

  3. Why would he back down? The boxer is going to drive over to commit a premeditated felony?

    Dude, kick my ass, I need the money.

        1. At the risk of offending deities so implausible that no-one has believed in them for several millennia, yes.

  4. While it’s always nice to see an asshole get what they deserve, at what point does this become ‘threatening behavior’? The legal definition is “the crime of intentionally or knowingly putting another person in fear of imminent bodily injury”, which would probably cover this.

    1. If I were the boxer I’d go ahead and take the court rap.  First offense isn’t going to lead to jail time, cash at most.  

      Totally worth it to know someone had to go on public record as being afraid of bodily injury because they were a jackass.

    2.  A good lawyer would make mincemeat of any accusation. He merely wanted to come over for a quiet cup of tea, and discuss the matter sensibly, like adults.

    1. Offered a grand to anyone who’d dox him, far as I can tell. Maltego’s fun, if you wanna find people like, but it’s difficult to enter the commands for transforms with gloves on…

  5. It would have been even better if the boxer’s nickname was “The Viper”.

    (Yes I know that joke is obscure.)

      1. I must admit, I haven’t heard that one in a long, long time.

        And now I am reminded that I haven’t been a child in a long, long time.

  6. I have no time for trolls of any type, but I really wish I could understand why this is getting so much positive press.

    Yes, he said he was going over “for a brew” but he also promised that “we” would give the guy “a pasting”. Which would be “beating the shit out of”. That’s a threat of violence and premeditation from a guy who has spent a significant amount of time specifically training himself to hurt people as much as possible with his fists.

    He turned up on this troll’s doorstep with nothing but some random person’s word that it was the right address. Fancy having him appearing on your doorstep?

          1. I understood your statement as it was intended, but felt that the troll had welcomed the response.  

            If you don’t want a boxer coming to your home to kick the shit out of you, then don’t publicly taunt him.

  7. This is way funny; I can imagine the tweets “I’m halfway there; just stopped the car to tweet this~ wouldnt want to kill anyone while tweeting”

    Safety first. ^_^

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