Kubrat Pulev has been fined, suspended and ordered to take sexual harassment prevention classes after kissing a female reporter, according to reports.
The Bulgarian heavyweight, 38, kissed Jennifer Ravalo without consent when she was interviewing him following his victory in March over Romania's Bogdan Dinu in Costa Mesa, California.
The California State Athletic Commission has reportedly ordered Pulev to pay a £1,935 fine and he has been told to attend sexual harassment prevention classes before he can fight again in North America.
Should he complete the suggested course and meet the other conditions by July 22, he can then apply to have his boxing licence reinstated.
Pulev apologised to Ravalo during Tuesday's hearing with the commission.
Kubrat Pulev ended his post-fight interview by kissing reporter Jenny Sushe on the lips. pic.twitter.com/4eMYcJWrUD— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) March 26, 2019
In the event of him resuming his career, he will also again become a potential future opponent for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, having been linked with each before alternatives were selected for their next fights in the coming weeks.