Surveillance cameras have captured the moment a group of Russian thugs picked on someone their own size and sensationally lost.
Nicolai Vlasenko, a professional boxer and martial arts expert, didn’t take too kindly to the gang harassing his wife to join them at their table at a bar in Starokorsunskaya in Russia’s south.
When the 29-year-old told the men to leave his wife alone, the apparent leader, Leonti Yevdokimov, 33, suggested that they continue the discussion outside.
CCTV cameras outside the bar show Vlasenko knocking out three of the thugs cold as the rest of the group backs away.
“There were at least ten of them, led by the two who thought they were real big shots,” witness Eldar Vinogradoff 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.”
The gang are reportedly to blame for a rise in petty crime in the small Russian town.
They later filed a complaint with police over the run-in, but a police spokesman said no action would be taken against Vlasenko, who was clearly outnumbered and had acted in self-defence.
The lawyer for Vlasenko said that his client was not prepared to sit back and watch the men 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.”