Kubrat Pulev defends kissing girl journalist ‘friend’ in publish-fight interview

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Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev has defended kissing woman journalist Jenny Sushi at some point of a put up-combat interview at the weekend. Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs) made a success debut in the United States by using stopping Bogdan Dinu interior seven rounds on Saturday night.

However, the Bulgarian prompted controversy in an interview with Vegas Sports Daily reporter Sushi when he kissed her after being asked whether or not he might be keen to fight Tyson Fury in his next fight. ESPN has contacted Sushi for further comment on the incident. Pulev took to Twitter to protect his movements and claimed that the two are “buddies” and cited his elation from prevailing the bout became the purpose behind the kiss.
News outlet Vegas Sports Daily released a statement and stated they are seeking to inspect the incident further. “We are operating across the clock with Jenny Sushi, and Pulev’s control team to similarly check out the problem and determine appropriate steps/actions following this unfortunate occasion,” the assertion stated. “What occurred to Ms. Sushe became completely blindsiding and unwarranted, and we proportion in her shock, hurt, embarrassment and preferred outrage. “We want to make it clear that ladies should experience safe and comfortable to exercising the responsibilities in their task, free of abuse, advances, harassment, and so on within the place of business.”

She has the most effective spoke back to the interview on her Twitter account and wrote that the state of affairs was “embarrassing and strange.”

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced the choice Monday to mandate a bout between extremely good middleweight global titleholder Anthony Dirrell and former titlist David Benavidez at a news convention in Istanbul because the enterprise clarified its position on its 168-pound belt. Sampson Lewkowicz, who promotes Benavidez, instructed ESPN that the fight with Dirrell has been agreed to and might take place in August or September. Sulaiman has been weighing a request from Turkish contender Avni Yildirim for an immediate rematch with Dirrell. Benavidez has been because of making necessary protection towards Dirrell last fall however became stripped of the identity while he tested high quality for cocaine. He served a suspension and returned to impressively knock out J’Leon Love inside the 2nd round March 16 at the Errol Spence Jr.-Mikey Garcia undercard. But with the name vacant — the WBC had declared Benavidez its “champion in recess” — Dirrell confronted Yildirim for the vacant belt Feb. 23 in Minneapolis, wherein Dirrell won a 10th-round technical selection in a near, action-packed bout. The combat has been stopped and despatched to the scorecards because Dirrell suffered a terrible reduce over his left eye within the seventh round. By the 10th round, it had gotten worse, and Dirrell became dominated not able to retain.

Yildirim (21-2, 12 KOs), 27, of Turkey, and his promoter, Ahmet Oener, flew to Mexico City to fulfill with Sulaiman past due remaining month to make their case for a right away rematch. The WBC determined in opposition to it, however in ordering Dirrell-Benavidez, Sulaiman stated Yildirim should go back to fight on the Dirrell-Benavidez undercard and that he could get an obligatory shot in opposition to the winner of the fight (so long as Yildirim received the period in-between bout). “I am very proud of these three warring parties,” Sulaiman stated. “Dirrell is a -time WBC champion who has to conquer adversity and defeated most cancers; Benavidez is a young guy who has come again from the evils of leisure capsules and has observed a route for a brand new life; and Yildirim is a national hero hoping to emerge as the first international champion from Turkey, who has dedicated his life with sacrifice and ardor to make his dream come true.