The suspension of the Bulgarian boxer named Kubrat Pulev who had kissed a reporter after his post-fight interview without her consent has finally been lifted by the officials in California.
The unanimous vote from the California State Athletic Commission allowed Kubrat Pulev to be able to reapply for his boxing license following completion of the sexual harassment course along with him paying a fine of 2500 dollars.
Kubrat Pulev prior to having his career’s only loss against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2014 won 28 fights. After this suspension, Kubrat Pulev has now been warned that if any other future offense occurs, he will be banned for a lifetime in North America from fighting professionally.
The 38 years old boxer was suspended back in March when he grabbed the head of the female reporter named Jenny Ravalo in his hands and planted a kiss on her lips following his win against Bogdan Dinu.
Fighter apologized to Ravalo before the commission made his vote but also mated that his reaction was an emotional one rather than being a sexual one.
The commission before voting in favor of Pulev confirmed that both the fighter and his agent named Bob Arum have indeed participated in the class of sexual harassment remediation but the reporter still seems unconvinced.
Ravalo said to the commission before their vote, “Mr. Arum does not care one bit about the sexual harassment.”