Boxer Kubrat Pulev
For Kissing Female Reporter
3/29/2019 11:32 AM PDT
Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev has been suspended indefinitely by the California State Athletic Commission for kissing a female reporter during a post-fight interview, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
A spokesperson for CSAC tells us Pulev will NOT be licensed to fight in CA until he appears before the Commission to address the incident in person.
We’re told the next opportunity for Pulev to face the Commission will be in May — though it’s unclear if the Bulgarian fighter plans to attend.
Of course, Pulev is in very hot water for kissing Vegas Sports Daily reporter Jenny Sushe after knocking out Bogdan Dinu Saturday night in Costa Mesa, CA.
Sushe laughed it off during the incident — but immediately lawyered up, hiring Gloria Allred and now she’s considering taking legal action against the 37-year-old fighter.
As for Pulev, he initially brushed the whole thing off … saying Jenny is a friend and they laughed the whole thing off together at an afterparty.
Obviously, Jenny doesn’t feel the same way — saying in a statement, “I did not encourage or consent to Mr. Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me, or grabbing my backside.”
“I was there at the event covering the boxing match as a professional member of the press. Kissing a woman on her lips without her consent and grabbing her is not acceptable.”