Londoner George Groves has refused to fight Carl Froch unless the British Boxing Board of Control allow a non-British crew of officials for their super-middleweight world title rematch later this year.
The 25-year-old claimed at a press conference today that the ninth-round stoppage by referee Howard Foster which saw Froch beat him in November was a "stonewall" robbery.
The pair will meet again on May 31 at Wembley.
Promoter Eddie Hearn backed Groves's call for neutral officials, saying the May rematch will be the "biggest fight in British boxing history".
For everyone wondering... Yes I completed the Rubik's cube while Froch was talking today at the Presser @skyadamsmith will confirm! ;)
The rematch sold 20,000 tickets in the first five minutes. Then the website crashed, promoter Eddie Hearn told ITV News' Rags Martel.
Boxing legend Frank Bruno who was the last Brit to fight at Wembley Stadium.
The last Briton to to fight at Wembley Stadium was Frank Bruno.
Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Frank Bruno said:
"Whatever the crowd was there for my fight against Oliver McCall - whether it was 2,000 or 50,000 - it didn't matter. Because those there were unbelievable, the way they got behind me and it gave me a big boost.
"Fighting at Wembley is the Rolls Royce, the Bentley, of boxing. It is a dream come true. It has always been the big place to hold the big fights. It was nerve wracking but it was an amazing feeling."
I've never boxed anywhere close to the capacity of Wembley - it is going to be a great experience. But when you are in ring it is hard to tell how big arena is.
But it will be electric. And to be crowned world champion in my home town of London will be an amazing feeling.
The highly-anticipated re-match between George Groves and IBF and WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch will take place at Wembley Stadium on May 31.
It will be the first bout to be contested under the arch of the new Wembley. Froch stopped Groves in the ninth round of their last contest, but controversy followed with many experts suggesting referee Howard Foster stepped in when Groves was able to continue.
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Arsenal's Emirates Stadium could be being lined up to host a rematch between the London boxer George Groves and Carl Froch. The pair first met in November when a controversial decision by the referee meant Froch retained his IBF and WBA super-middleweight titles.
Until last Friday when a rematch was ordered. George Groves spoke to Nina Hossain.