BOXING: The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) was left fuming on Tuesday after David Haye and Dereck Chisora agreed to fight each other on British soil without their approval.
Haye and Chisora famously came to blows in the press conference room following Chisora's points defeat to WBC heavyweight champion Vital Klitschko in February.
Chisora had his licence to box withdrawn indefinitely for his part in the brawl, while Haye is also without a licence following his decision to retire.
However promoter Frank Warren confirmed on Tuesday that the British fighters are due to face off at Upton Park on July 14, with the bout being sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
BBBofC general secretary Robert Smith has said they will meet on Wednesday to discuss their options.
However Smith made it plainl that they were livid with another board sanctioning the fight.
"We're having a meeting tomorrow and we'll put word out then," Smith said.
"We're obviously not happy about it as it's not what we feel should happen. Another country has come into our jurisdiction and overruled us."
Warren insisted that he was not undermining the British Boxing Board of Control by going to Luxembourg for the fight's licence.
"This is not the end of British boxing," Warren said. "I believe it will be a sell out, a huge event.
"There are far far worse things happening in sport than what's happening here.
"No charges have been made against Haye or Dereck for what happened in Munich.
"The hearing was put back to July so Dereck will have effectively been out of the ring for six months and that equates, if he was a footballer, to being out of action for 24 matches,'' Warren added.
"He has lost half of his purse in sanctions and costs since the Klitschko fight.
"He has no qualifications, the next thing for him to do would be to sign on.
"He is not banned from boxing. The fight has been licenced by the governing body in Luxembourg, which has the same standards as the British Boxing Board of Control.
"It is the biggest fight of the year and the fact of the matter is that the fight is legal, lawful and will go ahead."
The pair were in particularly fiery form on Tuesday, Haye vowing to inflict a "slow, concussive beating" on Chisora, who was flanked by eight body guards at the press conference.
"He is the ideal opponent for me," Haye said. "I am so glad he has got a good chin because if he didn't have a good chin he would be blasted out in first round. This means I will give him a nice, slow, concussive beating."