I’m not even sure where to start with this. Floyd Mayweather Sr. got sucker punched by Charlie Zelenoff. “Who the Hell is Charlie Zelenoff?” you might be asking yourself. I had never heard of the dude before yesterday, but doing a Google search for this guy uncovers a treasure trove of delusional dumbassery.
This Zelenoff guy is either a supreme idiot or one of the smartest performance artists since Andy Kaufman. Zelenoff is a boxer who claims to be an undefeated champion, despite his official record of 0-1. The most beautiful part about that official record? The loss came against Andrew Hartley, who has a career record of 2-21. Also, their fight took place at a middle school in Paris, Arkansas. Here’s a comical documentary about that fight. I honestly can’t tell if they’re serious.
So at some point, Zelenoff found himself in a ring with 61-year-old Floyd Sr for a round at a local gym. Nearly 40-years his senior, Mayweather gives as well as he takes. Late in the round Zelenoff gets backed into a corner and goes through the ropes. As Mayweather walks away, Zelenoff runs at him and sucker-punches him. Then someone else runs in the ring and attacks Zelenoff. Since the camera doesn’t clearly capture either the sucker punch or the ensuing beat down, I can’t honestly say this if this is real or not, but I like to think it is.
This guy is a piece of work.