Earlier this week, the video of Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev kissing Vegas Sports Daily’s Jennifer Ravalo went viral. By now, Mr Pulev has been suspended by the California boxing federation.
Mr Pulev still tried to claim that he and the reporter knew each other, but Miss Ravalo said she had only met the boxer a day earlier.
Miss Ravalo, who works under the name Jenny SuShe, said: “Mid-interview he grabbed my face and kissed me. I was immediately shocked and embarrassed, and didn’t know how to respond.
“Next, I walked to the table to put my items in my backpack. He grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with both of his hands. Then he walked away without saying anything to me and laughed.”
“It made me feel uncomfortable and frustrated that Kubrat Pulev would treat me in such an unprofessional manner. 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.”