Levan Shonia, a middleweight fighter who grew up in Georgia and currently fights out of Kiev, Ukraine, is not a gracious loser. After suffering the 12th loss of his career against the unbeaten local hero Spas Genov in Bulgaria, Shonia refused to accept defeat after the judges score cards were read out in a fight that went the distance.
Shonia, who now boasts an overall record of 15-11, tried to instigate Genov after the bell rang, and then turned his ire on his coach, delivering two hard punches to the man in his corner.
After Shonia delivered punches to his own coach, he then inexplicably raised his right hand in victory and climbed the corner ropes to flex to the crowd.
At the time of me writing this, Shonia hasn’t revealed why he delivered friendly fire on his own coach, and the coach hasn’t addressed the incident either. How do these two move forward after this? Are they hyping up a fight between them two? That would be a lit WWE-esque narrative, coach turned arch enemy. I may even order PPV for that one.
[h/t News AU]