Boxer Pulev kisses reporter during interview

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Reuters Orange County, California, USA Mar 26, 2019, 10.31 AM (IST)

Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev kissed a U.S. reporter during a post-match interview on Saturday.

The 37-year-old was speaking to Jenny SuShe of Vegas Sports Daily after he had beaten Romania's Bogdan Dinu in California.

Pulev, who sported a cut above his right eye during the interview, followed up his call to fight Britain's Tyson Fury by kissing SuShe.

Vegas Sports Daily released a statement on Monday describing SuShe as the 'victim of an unwanted, unexpected and unsolicited forceful kiss by Kubrat Pulev'.

The statement further read, 'We are working around the clock with Jenny SuShe, and Pulev's management team to further investigate the matter and determine appropriate steps/actions following this unfortunate event'.

'What happened to Ms SuShe was completely blindsiding and unwarranted and we share in her shock, hurt, embarrassment and general outrage'.

Pulev could not be immediately reached for comment.