Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev has called the moment he forcibly kissed a female reporter on the lips in a post-fight interview something between "friends" and refused to apologise.
Pulev’s actions have been criticised by people online who called the unsolicited contact "sexual assault." He grabbed reporter Jenny SuShe and kissed her on the lips as they spoke about his knockout victory over Bogdan Dinu in Los Angeles on Saturday.
He didn’t apologise for the incident that SuShe told news.com.au was “[a] lil embarrassing” and “strange.”
The 37-year-old boxer said they were friends and, and that they laughed about the incident.
“You may have seen a clip of me kissing a female reporter following an interview after I won my fight Saturday night,” Pulev said wrote in a statement.
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