When Boxer Levan Shonia Attacked His Own Coach After Losing Fight
Who knows what will happen when KSI and Logan Paul face each other on Saturday night but it's unlikely to be as mad as when Georgian boxer Levan Shonia attacked his own coach at the end of a fight.
It was 27th October 2018 when Hughie Fury took on Kubrat Pulev in Bulgaria and Shonia was on the undercard to take on Spas Genov, fighting in his home country.
Genov won the fight and then, seemingly for no reason, the loser turned on his coach and started hitting him. It left the coach to hold on to the ropes, as he tried not to fall off, before the referee stepped in.
Astonishing stuff from Bulgaria tonight as a boxer goes rogue after refusing to accept defeat and exchanges shots with his own coach. pic.twitter.com/mVsVOPB42p- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 27, 2018
I don't know who the fighter is, but this fella just did this to his own trainer after his fight here in Bulgaria. He lost the fight btw pic.twitter.com/rxEt1WTphy- Kugan Cassius (@KuganCassius) October 27, 2018
On Saturday night the boxing world is set for one of its most bizarre nights when YouTubers KSI and Paul face each other for the second time, but it's the first time it'll be in a professional fight.
The first fight, in October 2018, was fought with heavier gloves, head guards and over only six rounds but Eddie Hearn refused to promote the rematch without the pair going professional.
It's unlikely that either men will turn on their trainers, especially Paul. The American is being trained by former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs and would be in trouble if he started a fight with the 47-year-old.
Someone did start a fight with Briggs though. Outside Friday's weigh in the American threw a punch at one of KSI's team after he was involved in an argument with KSI's coach Viddal Riley.
BEEF BLOWS UP! :boom:@IsitRIL had to be restrained after @TheCannonBriggs threw a punch at today's weigh-in for #KSILoganPaul2- Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) November 8, 2019
:point_right: Book to watch the fight here: https://t.co/VRyaSNKnjb pic.twitter.com/xI2RbMjJwU
Who will win between Logan Paul and KSI?