KUBRAT PULEV has been suspended, fined and ordered to take sexual harassment prevention classes for kissing a female reporter.
The 38-year-old was blasted for grabbing Jennifer Ravalo's face and forcibly planting his lips against hers in a bizarre post-fight act of aggression.
2 The Bulgarian heavyweight grabbed the unsuspecting interviewer by her face
AP:Associated Press2 Pulev has been suspended till July for his act of sexual harassment
The California State Athletic Commission to pay a £1,935 fine and has been told to attend sexual harassment prevention classes before he can fight again in the West Coast state.
Pulev grabbed Ravalo's face and kissed her without permission moments after knocking out Romania's Bogdan Dinu in Costa Mesa, California.
Ravalo, also known as Jenny Sushe, also claimed he grabbed her buttocks and Pulev has been banned till July.
GRABBED HER BUTTOCKS
The Bulgarian pop star and girlfriend of Pulev, known as Andrea, sat behind him at the hearing wearing dark glasses.
His lawyers claimed he got caught up in the moment and "didn't have his wits about him" when he kissed her.
Pulev, who has a record of 27 wins and just one defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in his career, has beaten Dereck Chisora and Hughie Fury in recent years.
He had been due to fight Anthony Joshua in 2017 but an injury prevented him from fighting at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff where he was replaced by Carlos Takam.
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In a strange twist on the story, video footage showed Ravalo attending an after party with Pulev following the bout.
The reel was claimed to have been shot at 3am after the fight, showing the journalist sitting on the lap of one of Pulev's entourage.
But authorities have taken a dim view of the incident and rapped the boxer which she later called "embarrassing" and "strange".