Who is Levan Shonia, what country is he from and why did he punch his own trainer in Fury vs Pulev undercard fight?

BOXING fans in Bulgaria were left stunned ahead of local hero Kubrat Pulev's fight with Hughie Fury when Levan Shonia punched his own trainer.

The fighter lost to local Spas Genov and then took out his anger on his coach, who was forced to desperately hold onto the ropes while being pummelled.

 Levan Shonia caught his coach with two punches

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Levan Shonia caught his coach with two punches

Who is Levan Shonia?

Levan Shonia is a middleweight fighter born and raised in Georgia.

He has an orthodox stance and currently fights out of Kiev, Ukraine.

What is Levan Shonia's boxing record?

Shonia's defeat to Genov means that he now has a record of 15-11-0.

Of his 15 wins, eleven have come by way of knockout.

Why did Levan Shonia attack his own coach and what happened in Sofia?

There appeared no reason why Shonia started attacking his own trainer.

And the stunned coach had to take a moment to take in what was happening before responding with a slap.

The response then saw Shonia throw another punch, this time with his left.

The situation saw the coach desperately holding onto the ropes to prevent himself from falling off.

But the referee quickly noticed what was happening and stepped in to break things up.

Boxer Levan Shonia attacks his own corner man on Pulev v Fury undercard

BOXING fans in Bulgaria were left stunned ahead of local hero Kubrat Pulev's fight with Hughie Fury when Levan Shonia punched his own trainer.