Shocking moment boxer fights his own trainer after losing fight
This is the dramatic moment boxer Levan Shonia took his frustrations out on his trainer, punching him after losing a fight.
Having suffered the 12th defeat of his career against the unbeaten Spas Genov, Shonia was standing in his corner with his coach on the ring apron.
For apparently very little reason, the fighter throws a right hand at his trainer, catching him on the shoulder.
The coach responds with a gentle slap before Shonia half-heartedly throws his left hand in retaliation as his coach struggles to stay up right by clinging on to the ropes.
Having noticed the altercation, the referee rushes over to step in.
Shonia, 34, had won just one of his last seven fights and will no doubt be on the look out for a new trainer.
The Georgian will also likely face disciplinary action from the Bulgarian boxing authorities.
He and Genov were fighting in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on the undercard of Hughie Fury vs Kubrat Pulev.
Genov took his record to a perfect 10-0 with victory at the Armeec Arena on Saturday night.
Also on the undercard, Brit Savannah Marshall outpointed Yanina Orozco having dropped her opponent in the second round.
Later, Fury will bid to set up a shot at world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he takes on home favourite Pulev.
After weighing in four pounds lighter than his opponent on Friday, Fury, cousin of Tyson, said: "It’s been a hard, hard training camp but I feel good. I feel ten times stronger now than I have in the build-up to previous fights. Now I just want to get in the ring and get the job done."
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