CSAC Rules On Pulev Suspension
After an incident with a reporter in March, Kubrat Pulev has been cleared to return to the ring on Monday, following a hearing with the California State Athletic Commission.
Per a report from Boxing Scene, all six members of the commission would rule in favor of ending Pulev’s administrative suspension for improper conduct following a his knockout of Bogdan Dinu, when he kissed reporter Jenny Ravalo, which she alleged was without her consent.
Pulev was required prior to the hearing to have attended and complete sexual harassment training before applying for his license to be reinstated.
“My actions were wrong,” Pulev admitted during a May hearing. “I do realize that I made a mistake. Not just because it was bad to do this on camera, but it set a bad example for how an athlete should conduct himself in public.”
The situation would be thrown into confusion shortly after Ravalo’s allegations became public, as a member of Pulev’s team released a video of Ravalo partying with the heavyweight and his team at their hotel.
The Bulgarian boxer will return to action this fall, but keeping an eye on Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr’s rematch, as he is the mandatory challenger for Ruiz’ IBF world heavyweight title.
Report: Boxing Scene