Why common thugs continue to test professionally trained fighters is beyond us, but we surely enjoy watching the end result.
The Daily Mail has learned that 29-year-old Nicolai Vlasenko of Starokorsunskaya, south-west Russia is a martial arts master and pro boxer who didn’t take too kindly to a Russian street gang members antagonizing his wife. When she spurned their advances and ignored his warnings, Vlasenko took appropriate action to defend her honor.
The men are said to be part of a local gang which has been blamed for a rise in petty crime in the small Russian town.
When Vlasenko told the men to leave his wife alone, the self-declared leader, Leonti Yevdokimov, 33, suggested that he might want to continue the discussion outside.
‘There were at least ten of them, led by the two who thought they were real big shots,’ eyewitness Eldar Vinogradoff, 27, said.
‘One of them took off his shirt and started squaring up to the boxer, and I don’t think he even knew what hit him when he went down like a bowling pin. A second man tried to kick the boxer and he was floored instantly as well.
‘Then a third man joined in, and he was left staggering and on the point of collapsing after taking three blows to the head and not landing once himself.’
CCTV cameras outside the bar show how the rest of the group back away after the first three are knocked out cold, instead rushing to the aide of the floored thugs.
The gang later then hired a lawyer to file a complaint to the local police that they had been attacked.
However police have said they are taking no action after the CCTV images showed that the man was clearly acting in self-defence and that he had been on his own against nearly a dozen people who were on the other side.
The lawyer for Vlasenko said: ‘My client wasn’t prepared to allow them to harass his wife.
‘He was prepared to discuss it in a reasonable manner, but when they resorted to force than he was forced to defend himself with inevitable consequences.’
Video of the incident can be found below. It’s well worth the watch.
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