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Boxer takes down gang of 10 thugs to protect wife

This group of thugs picked on the wrong guy.

Security cameras outside a Russian nightclub captured the dramatic footage of professional boxer knocking out three men who were harassing his wife - despite being hugely outnumbered.

Nicolai Valasenko (29) had gone to the bathroom in a nightclub and returned to find almost a dozen men trying to drag his wife into a VIP room.

After asking them to leave, their apparent leader Leonti Yevdokimov (33) suggested they continue their discussion outside.

Valsenko, who is not only a professional boxer but also a martial arts expert, agreed and was caught on CCTV knocking out three of the thugs while the other seven backed away.

“There were at least ten of them, led by the two who thought they were real big shots,” eyewitness Eldar Vinogradoff (27) told the Daily Mail.

“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,” he added.

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 of Starokorsunskaya.

The gang filed a complaint with police but a police spokesperson said that no action could be taken against Vlasenko as he was clearly outnumbered and had acted in self defence.

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