Boxer Curtis Woodhouse Tracks Down Twitter Troll, Shows Up at His House
Curtis Woodhouse doesn’t know who you are, but he has a very specific set of skills.
And if you’re talking trash on social media, he will find you.
After losing his light welterweight title in a hard-fought bout last Friday night, the British boxer logged onto Twitter, found an old nemesis—@Jimmyob88—and called him a “waste” and a “complete disgrace” in tweets that have since been deleted.
@woodhousecurtis Haha u lost u silly mug fight a 10 year old next time if u want to actually win u waste of spunk— the master (@jimmyob88) March 11, 2013
Woodhouse—a former under-21 soccer player turned pro boxer—attempted to brush the troll bile off his shoulder, initially retweeting his detractor’s messages and tweeting back, “lol.”
But when @Jimmyob88 kept at it, telling Woodhouse to retire and calling him a “joke,” that’s when Woodhouse said enough was enough.
After that, Woodhouse put the word out, tweeting he would pay £1,000 to anyone who could find him the address and picture of @Jimmyob88, as per The Daily Mail.
The troll continued to do troll things. Obviously, Woodhouse wasn’t serious. Plus, the boxer would never be able to find him, right?
@woodhousecurtis what u going to do knock me out like your last opponent ooops— the master (@jimmyob88) March 11, 2013
But Woodhouse was serious. Very serious.
At this point, Woodhouse had the user’s real name and the name of the street he lived on, and he tweeted he planned on stopping by his "old friend’s" house for a spot of tea.
True to his word, the 32-year-old boxer hopped in his car and freaking started driving, live-tweeting his journey to find “Jimbob” and counting down the mileage with increasing excitement.
@frankiegavin1 hes gone very quite!— curtis woodhouse (@woodhousecurtis) March 11, 2013
Realizing that he actually was about to be faced with a strong man who gets paid to beat other strong men’s faces in, the keyboard Karate Kid started backpedaling, tweeting the following (again, they've since been deleted):
"chill out pal i was only doing it so you would bite back it was only abit of harmless fun."
"i was only joking about Didnt think you would be bothered thought you would take them as a joke."
@woodhousecurtis i am sorry its getting abit out of hand i am in the wrong i accept that— the master (@jimmyob88) March 11, 2013
But it was too late. Woodhouse was blasting down the road with a head full of steam and presumably an unholy troll-smashing gleam in his eyes. And he was not about to turn around.
The countdown continued, with Woodhouse ticking off the miles until he finally showed up on the troll’s street.
Unfortunately for Woodhouse (and fortunately for his pocket book), “Jimbob” didn’t come out to play, and the boxer returned to his home. But not without sending a powerful message about cyber bullying.
I doff my cap to you, Curtis Woodhouse. You came. You saw. And you went full Neeson (Liam) on an Internet troll.
Talk troll to me, baby: @Dr__Carson
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