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'Astonishing stuff from Bulgaria': Boxer attacks his OWN trainer after points defeat - report

Defeat appeared too much to swallow for a Georgian boxer, Levan Shonia on Saturday night, as he takes out his frustration on his own trainer throwing punches at him amid his decision loss to Bulgaria’s Spas Genov in Sofia.

Appearing on the undercard of the 'Kubrat Pulev versus Hughie Fury bout', Shonia was staring a 12th career defeat in the face as he awaited the official scores.

Apparently still fired up, Shonia appeared to challenge his rival to one more round of boxing, before lashing out at his trainer, who was clearly trying to calm his fiery nerve down.

Perhaps summing up his night, Shonia struck out with a right hand at his coach, who leaned back to avoid too much damage before responding with a slap of his own.

The Georgian boxer stepped back in with a left hand, although the referee quickly intervened to stop things from escalating.

The incident capped a night to forget for Shonia, whose defeat moved his record to 15-12.

In the main event, Pulev beat Britain’s Hughie Fury via a unanimous points decision in their IBF final eliminator.

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