Woodhouse was being verbally abused on the social networking website by an internet “troll” calling themselves The Master, after his defeat to Shayne Singleton in the English light-welterweight title on Friday.
The abuse included tweets saying “Retire immediately, you are a complete disgrace” and “Haha, you lost you silly mug, fight a 10-year-old next time if you want to actually win”.
The Driffield-born fighter responded by offering his followers £1,000 for anyone who could provide an address or photograph of the person who was “trolling” him.
He then posted saying he had got an address and later put a photograph of the street where the Master was said to live.
The Master then responded by apologising and saying the matter had got out of hand.
He also posted: “Chill out pal, I was only doing it so you would bite back.”
After saying he had stood on his street waiting for the man to emerge, Woodhouse tweeted: “He never came out to play so I’m going back home. It was maybe a bit daft what I did today but sometimes enough is enough.”
He later joked that he had just discovered that you could block people on Twitter and could have saved himself £20 in petrol.
Woodhouse ‘s actions have earned praised from sports stars including former World Champion boxer Lennox Lewis, footballer Andrew Cole and Joey Barton - who is no stranger to controversy on Twitter himself.
The 32-year-old boxer lost his title on points on Friday night. During his professional football career Woodhouse played for Sheffield United, Hull City and Grimsby Town and represented England at under-21 level.