Boxer drives to troll's house for confrontation

FIGHTING BACK: Boxer Curtis Woodhouse takes aim at his troll.
FIGHTING BACK: Boxer Curtis Woodhouse takes aim at his troll. Dean Mouhtaropoulos

THE jury is still out on how to best deal with Twitter trolls.

Many social media experts recommend blocking the troll and leaving it at that, but a British boxer decided to confront his troll face-to-face.

After losing his country's light-welterweight title to Shayne Singleton, Curtis Woodhouse started receiving abusive tweets from @jimmyob88.

The boxer put the call out and eventually found out the Twitter user's real name and the street where the "keyboard warrior" lived.

Woodhouse then live-Tweeted his drive to the troll's house but in the end did not come to fisticuffs with the man after he apologised on Twitter.

Naming and shaming trolls has been a recent trend but confronting them at home is a new one that's not recommended for anyone.

Should Woodhouse have tried to confront the troll in real life?

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