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Boxer Curtis Woodhouse takes a hands on approach to Twitter troll


By Gillian West, Social media manager

March 12, 2013 | 2 min read

Boxer Curtis Woodhouse has taken a rather unconventional approach to deal with one Twitter troll, tracking down the culprit to his front door.

When @jimmyob88 branded Woodhouse a “disgrace” after losing his English light-welterweight title on points the boxer saw red and offered a bounty of £1,000 to anyone who could help him find the Sheffield-based troll.

Apparently the comments were part of a torrent of abusive messages @jimmyob88 had been sending Woodhouse for months.

After being given his tormentors whereabouts Woodhouse set off to South Yorkshire to “give him a right pasting” before Tweeting a street sign of the road his abuser lived on and asking his followers for his house number, Tweeting, “Right Jimbob im here !!!!! someone tell me what number he lives at, or do I have to knock on every door #itsshowtime”.

Realising that Woodhouse wasn’t calling his bluff @jimmyob88 soon started to backtrack, Tweeting his apologises, saying that it was “getting a bit out of hand” but that he was “in the wrong” and could “accept that”. He added that the messages were “as a joke” and described the whole situation as a “bit of harmless fun”.

As Woodhouse backed down famous followers Joey Barton and Lennox Lewis shared their support for his hands-on approach to dealing with the troll.

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