A gang of Russian thugs paid the price for picking on the wrong guy, after a verbal confrontation in a bar turned into a full knock-out.
Nicolai Vlasenko, 29, returned from the bathroom to find a group of men harassing his wife to get her to join them at their table in a bar.
Vlasenko, a professional boxer and martial arts expert, was caught on CCTV knocking out three of the thugs outside a bar in Starokorsunskaya, south-west Russia.
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. READ MORE