- Full name: Charlie Zelenoff
- Net Worth: $200 000
- Occupation: Boxer
- Birthday: July 27, 1988
- Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
- Nationality: Russian-American
- Education: Fairfax High School, Los Angeles
- Birth Sign: Leo
- Marital status: Married to Diara Zelenoff
About Charlie Zelenoff
A boxer by profession, Charlie Zelenoff is a Russian/American. He is among the most disliked people on the internet because of his videos. Zelenoff’s notorious fame is for uploading his videos where he beats his opponents ruthlessly while catching them off guard.
Zelenoff claims that he has not been beaten in 240 matches; however, there are no official records supporting his claim. Over the year, Zelenoff’s unsportsmanlike tactics on his opponents have made him quite unpopular and he has come to be regarded as a bully in boxing.
Early Life and Education
Russian by descent, Zelenoff was born in Los, Angeles, California on 27 July 1988. However, there is very little information available about Charlie’s parents, siblings and childhood. From when he was very young, Zelenoff loved boxing and learned a lot about the sport by watching various matches on TV. He studied at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.
Despite his love and passion for boxing, Zelenoff did not succeed in getting registered with a recognized boxing federation. He decided to take things into his own hands and declared himself to be the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time).
Zelenoff has declared himself have a record of 160-0 in the (UBF) Underground Boxing Federation and he also got himself a belt with “UBF World Champion” inscribed on it. However, despite all his assertions, Zelenoff has never participated in professional boxing competitions. 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 2019, the channel has around 58,000 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.
Zelenoff has been uploading controversial YouTube videos of his fights mainly in the gym, where is seen challenging other boxers and knocking them out and this is what has made him famous. He is heard proclaiming that he is 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, who 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.
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.
Another of Zelenoff’s videos that went viral was the clip where he challenged Deontay Welder, the heavyweight boxing professional. Zelenoff calls Welder on the phone and gets him all worked up by using swear words and also speaking about his family vulgarly. The clip then shows Welder 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 Welder and getting knocked down by him several times. The only thing that saved Zelenoff was the intervention of the viewers, who rescue Zelenoff from the 6’7” giant, in the midst of Zelenoff’s shouts that he is still the best.
Zelenoff has missed being injured very badly in several instances. 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.
Personal Life and Net Worth
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. However, there is not much information about Zelenoff’s personal life and his relationship with his family.
And, while Zelenoff may not be a great boxer, he has definitely found plenty of fame as a social media personality, which is also his main source of income. Zelenoff’s net worth is estimated to be around $200,000 as of 2019. Zelenoff is not very active on social media platforms; however, he has an Instagram account, where he has around 6,000 followers and his Twitter account has around 4,000 tweets and 446 followers.