Charlie Zelenoff is a Russian-American boxer who is notorious for uploading videos of himself beating his opponents ruthlessly after catching them off guard. His violent and brutal videos have resulted in him becoming one of the most disliked people on the internet. Charlie Zelenoff is also infamous for making the outlandish claim that he is unbeaten in 240 fights. However, the claim hasn’t been verified by any credible source. Let’s find out more about the life and career of this boxer who has built a reputation as a real bully (or a pest at least) in boxing.
Charlie Zelenoff: All You Need to Know
When was Charlie Zelenoff born?
Charlie Zelenoff was born on July 27th, 1988 in Los Angeles, California. Even though he is Russian by descent, he holds an American passport as well. Very little is known about Charlie Zelenoff’s childhood and upbringing. However, he did claim to have loved boxing from a very young age. He learned about the sport by watching many boxing bouts on TV.
Where did Charlie Zelenoff study?
He studied at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.
Charlie Zelenoff: Boxing Career
While Charlie Zelenoff might love boxing with a passion, his training and natural talent ended up being inadequate. He couldn’t register himself to a boing federation and decided to take things into his own hands and declared himself to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time). Charlie Zelenoff has declared himself have a record of 160-0 in the Underground Boxing Federation (UBF), and he also got himself a belt with “UBF World Champion” inscribed on it. However, despite all his assertions, Zelenoff has never participated in any professional boxing competition. Instead, he tricks his amateur opponents and beats them mercilessly after catching them off guard.
According to BoxRec.com, Zelenoff’s record is 0-1 because he was disqualified during his first official bout in the Welterweight category against Andrew Hartley. After Zelenoff was disqualified from the very first boxing match, he started his career as a YouTube boxer, where he runs his YouTube channel called Charlie Zelenoff Uncut and in 2020, the channel has around 75,000 subscribers. On his YouTube channel, Zelenoff began posting videos where he is seen beating up people in unexpected ways, which made his videos go viral.
Charlie Zelenoff has been uploading controversial YouTube videos of his fights, mainly in the gym, where he is seen challenging other boxers and knocking them out, and this is what has made him famous. He repeatedly proclaims himself to be the “best boxer in the world” even after being thrashed mercilessly in some of the fights. However, the kind of fighting Zelenoff engages in has caused a lot of outrage among his audience.
While Zelenoff’s videos may not be in the best of taste, they have caught the attention of a wide range of audiences, some of those who like Zelenoff’s acts, while others who are completely annoyed by his bullying tactics. People have called Zelenoff a troll, which is essentially trying to prove a non-existent point or just trying to make money from his video views, while others call him psychotic.
In one video, Zelenoff is seen fighting with a kid, and the video provoked anger on the internet. Viewers found this unacceptable and criticized the clip bitterly and said that Zelenoff was ill and needed psychiatric help. In one video, Zelenoff is seen suffering a humiliating defeat, when he was beaten by a 16-year-old teen, and he accepted defeat. Zelenoff had provoked the boy by hitting him when he was training with a group of friends. And, although Zelenof suffered defeat, he did not stop fighting anyone at all, even opponents not in his own weight category. In the case of Charlie Zelenoff, any kind of publicity is good publicity. After all, we wouldn’t be writing about him if he was just another bad boxer.
What happened between Charlie Zelenoff and Floyd Mayweather Sr.?
A video that went viral and caused a sensation was when, during an informal session, Zelenoff challenged Floyd Mayweather Sr., who was 61 years old to spar with him in the ring. He then suddenly began attacking Mayweather with heavy punches. However, Mayweather quickly recovered and fought back, giving Zelenoff what he truly deserved and taught him a good lesson. A very angry Mayweather was seen punching Zelenoff in and out of the ring, and the video went viral with 4 million views in no time at all. Later, Mayweather stated that he was not ready for a fight and that Zelenoff had caught him unawares and that he was forced to retaliate.
What did Charlie Zelenoff say about Deontay Wilder?
Another of Charlie Zelenoff’s videos that went viral was the clip where he challenged Deontay Wilder, one of the best heavyweight boxers today. Charlie Zelenoff called Wilder on the phone and got him all worked up by using swear words and also speaking about his family in an obscene manner. The clip then shows Wilder giving Zelenoff the thrashing of his life at the gym, where he visits frequently. The video clip shows Zelenoff running around the ring to escape Wilder and getting knocked down by him several times. The only thing that saved Zelenoff was the intervention of the viewers, who rescued Zelenoff from the 6’7” heavyweight beast. All this time, Zelenoff kept screaming that he is still the best. Such outrageous antics have led to his popularity (or infamy) online. It is all these types of antics that have driven Zelenoff’s video clips to go viral on his YouTube channel and gain millions of views.
Who is Charlie Zelenoff married to?
Charlie Zelenoff is married to Diara Zelenoff. Despite Charlie’s internet image as a bully, he and his wife share a loving relationship, and in fact, she supports him a lot and is a source of inspiration for him. A lot of other information about Charlie Zelenoff’s personal life is unknown.
What is Charlie Zelenoff’s net worth?
Charlie Zelenoff is not a great boxer by any stretch of the imagination. So he is not really going to make a lot of money as a prize fighter. However, his outlandish comments and flamboyant personality has led to a good amount of views on his videos. Charlie Zelenoff’s net worth as of 2020 is $200,000.