Boxing fanatics “must be ashamed” in their response to heavyweight Kubrat Pulev kissing woman reporter Jennifer Ravalo, says double Olympic champion, Claressa Shields.
Ravalo said she changed into “humiliated” via the incident, at the same time as boxing chiefs in California have suspended Pulev.
The reaction has covered a doctored photo on social media of Ravalo in a compromising role with Pulev.
The 37-yr-old Bulgarian has claimed the pair are pals.
Vegas Sports Daily’s Ravalo stated she had only met Pulev an afternoon before the incident, which took place after he defeated Romanian Bogdan Dinu inside the American city of Costa Mesa last Saturday.
Ravalo, who works beneath the call Jenny SuShe, also alleged Pulev “grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with each of his arms”.
Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, claimed “the stated assault become unlawful and unwelcome” and the boxer has been ordered to seem in front of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), which says it “takes this incident seriously”.
Much of the reaction to Ravelo’s allegations on social media has been crucial of the reporter.
American Shields stated the “boxing lovers commenting announcing she has to suck it up, she preferred it… She requested for it, she’s doing it for the cash” have to “be ashamed of themselves”.
“I’m no longer announcing Pulev ought to be sentenced to 20 years in jail, or any prison time in any respect,” added the 24-year-antique unbeaten IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight champion.
“He desires to apologize and be held accountable, although responsible means paying her, or apologizing, and simply letting it be recognized he knows what he did become incorrect.”
Another photo of Ravalo, allegedly displaying her sitting happily with Pulev’s group at a publish-combat birthday party, has also been circulated broadly on social media, alongside a video of her allegedly sitting at the lap of a member of Pulev’s camp – both supposedly after the kissing incident.
They had been posted on a Facebook account referred to as Pulev Sport.
Pulev has yet to touch upon Ravelo’s allegations, although he did problem a declaration playing the incident down after photos of the kiss emerged earlier this week.
“Jenny is honestly a pal of mine and, after the interview, I changed into so elated I gave her a kiss,” he said.
“Later that night, she joined me and my different pals at my submit-combat birthday celebration.”