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Watch: Enraged Boxer Turns His Fists on His Own Coach After Loss

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The fight was over, but one boxer wasn’t done fighting.

In a wild scene Saturday night, Georgian boxer Levan Shonia started throwing punches at his cornerman after a loss to unbeaten Spas Genov in a fight in Bulgaria.

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“I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life,” a commentator can be heard saying.

Shonia took Genov the distance in the middleweight bout but lost in a decision.

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Before the referee even read the decision, Shonia reacted by shaking off the ref’s hand and appeared to challenge Genov to extend the fight, reported The News out of Australia.

The ref pushed him away and then Shonia’s cornerman stepped in to say something to him — but that didn’t go well.

Shonia responded by throwing a punch at him, and looked to hit him in the face.

The coach retreated behind the ropes, while Shonia stayed in the ring.

He tried again to calm Shonia down, reaching out to him from behind the ropes, when the boxer threw another punch.

This time, the coach fought back, trying to slap Shonia in the face.

The referee then intervened to pull Shonia away.

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We haven’t seen a display like that since Curly went after trainers Moe and Larry in the ring.

Shonia is now 15-11 with 11 knockouts in his career.

Genov and Shonia were on the undercard of the main event — Hughie Fury vs. Kubrat Pulev. Pulev won on points to become the No. 1 contender for the IBF heavyweight belt.

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Dave is a lifelong sports fan who has been writing for The Wildcard since 2017. He has been a writer for more than 20 years for a variety of publications.
Dave has been writing about sports for The Wildcard since 2017. He's been a reporter and editor for over 20 years, covering everything from sports to financial news. In addition to writing for The Wildcard, Dave has covered mutual funds for Pensions and Investments, meetings and conventions, money market funds, personal finance, associations, and he currently covers financial regulations and the energy sector for Macallan Communications. He has won awards for both news and sports reporting.
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