Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev has been slammed on social media after he forcefully kissed a female reporter during a post-fight interview.
The Bulgarian, who was scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua in October 2017 before injury curtailed his world title challenge, recorded a seventh-round stoppage win over Bogdan Dinu, despite being cut above the eye in the fourth round.
In an uncomfortable interview, the reporter asked Pulev about the Dinu bout and the possibility of a future match-up with Tyson Fury.
Bruh wtf is this interview man lmao! Pulev is alpha af. (Watch until end) pic.twitter.com/sUoiqFprhi
— NBT BOXING (@BoxingNbt) March 24, 2019
She asked: ‘If Tyson Fury gets through Tom Schwarz, do you think you should have a shot?’
Pulev defeated Tyson’s cousin Hughie Fury by a unanimous points decision in October 2018.
The 37-year-old replied ‘yes’ before grabbing the woman’s face and kissing her on the lips.
The reporter, widely known as Jenny Sushe, laughs off the uncomfortable moment, but the heavyweight contender, who is reportedly in a relationship with Bulgarian pop star ‘Andrea’, has been criticised by boxing fans on social media.
One sports fan said: ‘That’s got to be one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen in ages.’
Another person tweeted: ‘Too much of this gets put down to “banter” and shared around.’