Jenny Sushe has ceased action against Kubrat Pulev on the back of a recent ruling into an incident of unwanted affection.
The reporter claimed she was kissed and ‘groped on the buttocks’ by Pulev after the Bulgarian fought Bogdan Dinu in March.
Sushe has since faced a barrage of abuse from Pulev supporters as video showed the Las Vegas-based interviewer partying with the fighter’s friends until the early hours. The gathering took place well after the alleged incidents.
In the immediate aftermath, Pulev had stated he was a friend of Sushe, real name Ravalo, who denies this.
“The reporter, Jenny, is actually a friend of mine, and after the interview, I was so elated, I gave her a kiss,” Pulev said.
“On the video, after our kiss, we both laughed about it and thanked each other. There is really nothing more to this.”
Speaking out as the situation fades away, Sushe fired a parting shot at the IBF number one contender.
“I want to make it clear that I have never brought a case,” Ravalo told Bulgaria Today. ” We have never been friends. I didn’t agree to the kiss.
“He lied to the world when he said we were friends while kissing me. It was his first match in the US. Besides, he grabbed my buttocks in the tent after the match.”
On abuse received, she added: “I was silent all the time but I received messages from Pulev’s girlfriend, who followed me at Instagram. She put my hashtags in her posts, saying that I was using the case to become popular.
“I will not change anything, no matter what I am saying. Bulgarians already have an opinion.”
Following a hearing last month, Pulev was temporarily suspended from boxing until September this year.
Pulev is currently the mandatory challenger for the winner of the Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua rematch.
Upon the completion of Ruiz v Joshua II, the IBF and WBO will put forward their cases to be next in line.
This comes after Oleksandr Usyk was ratified as the World Boxing Organization’s stipulated challenger.