Deontay Wilder admits he intended to murder internet troll who abused daughter

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    Deontay Wilder has admitted he planned to shoot and kill an internet troll who abused his daughter in a shocking revelation.

    Wilder travelled to Los Angeles in 2014 to confront Charlie Zelenoff in a boxing gym after he made comments about the former heavyweight champion's daughter.

    Footage emerged of the bruising that the American handed out with his team having to intervene to stop things getting out of hand, although Zelenoff signed a waiver stating he would not sue for any damages.

    Speaking ahead of his return to the ring against Robert Helenius, Wilder admits he did intend to murder the troll .

    "I really went there to kill him, to shoot him to be honest," he told the Pivot Podcast.

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    "And the Devil got in me at one point of time because we were in some alleys and my voice changed. I knew what I was gonna do. My whole demeanour, my face changed because I knew what my capabilities were."

    Wilder admits he would have even had to kill his close friend and cameraman, amid fears he would have told the police if he went through with his plans.

    Wilder has eight children, including 17-year-old Naieya, who suffers from spina bifida. The American admits that his first-born daughter changed his perspective on life.

    He adds: "Some kids are cruel and start poking fun at her and the way she walks. I knew that she would have to deal with trials and tribulations of having the condition.

    "I told her 'don't you know Daddy wouldn't be doing this, if it wasn't for you.' I had many goals and plans but with her, it was the extra drive.

    "Every state, every city, I had to represent who I was doing this for. It has made me even stronger inside the ring."


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