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.
“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.
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.
Good to see Levan Shonia took his defeat tonight well… https://t.co/OwjklshHL5
— ByTheMinute Boxing (@ByTheMinBoxing) October 27, 2018
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.
— Boxing Talk (@Boxing_TT) October 27, 2018
This time, the coach fought back, trying to slap Shonia in the face.
The referee then intervened to pull Shonia away.
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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