KUBRAT PULEV has been ordered to appear before the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to explain why he kissed a reporter on the lips following a post-fight interview on Saturday, March 23.
The 37-year-old heavyweight, who has only one loss in 27 fights, grabbed Jennifer Ravalo’s face and kissed her on the lips after knocking out Romania’s Bogdan Dinu in the seventh round in Costa Mesa, California. Now, Ravalo, who also claimed the Bulgarian grabbed her buttocks at the conclusion of the interview, is looking to take legal action.
“It made me feel uncomfortable and frustrated that Kubrat Pulev would treat me in such an unprofessional manner,” Ravalo said. “I did not encourage or consent to Mr. Pulev grabbing my face, kissing me, or grabbing my backside.