Promotional rivals Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn are going head to head on December 22, when their respective companies will stage dueling pay-per-view events.
Hearn will put together the Dillian Whyte vs. Dereck Chisora rematch on Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN, while Warren has Carl Frampton challenging IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington on BT Sport Pay-Per-View and ESPN+.
Warren is very angered by the conflict, stating that his company already booked Frampton-Warrington for the date and claims Hearn intentionally set down Whyte-Chisora for the same day.
Warren believes both of their events will now take a hit.
"It's stupid. No one wins, it's impossible for anyone to be a winner out of this," Warren told Daily Mail.
"I'm using hypothetical numbers, (but) if there are half-a-million fans who want to watch it, 250,000 watch one, 250,000 watch the other, they're not going to be able to afford both. Then we've both lost 250,000 punters. It's stupid, senseless, if they were running on that date, I'd have never run on that date. We are not the cause of this.
"It's disrespectful to the fans. That's what it is. If you had any feeling about the sport you wouldn't do stuff like this, it's senseless. What are you going to watch? Dereck Chisora, who has won one meaningful fight out of eight in his career. And that one was a bingo punch, a lottery punch against (Carlos) Takam. And Dillian Whyte, who was all over the place in his last fight against (Joseph) Parker, he's already been stopped by (Anthony) Joshua.
"They're saying it's an eliminator to face Joshua, it's all like the Lord Mayor's Parade. It's blatant recycling. They're a green company, Matchroom, they recycle (fights). They're doing the same with Kell Brook trying to do a fight with (Amir) Khan. We are delivering the best fighting the best, this is proper pay-per-view."
According to Hearn, he did not want the Whyte-Chisora fight to be on the same night as Warrington vs Frampton
Due to the limited availability of dates with Sky Sports and the O2 Arena in London, Hearn says he was forced to place his event on the same day.
"It’s not ideal, I’d rather not lose those buys, it’s going to cost us or cost Derek Chisora or Dillian Whyte money,' Hearn told IFL TV.
"But we only had one date at the O2 and Sky wanted to go on that date. The 22nd isn't ideal because it’s very close to Christmas but you have a fight here (Whyte vs Chisora) that will do half a million-plus pay-per-views on December 22. And I’m not being disrespectful to Warrington-Frampton, it’s a really good fight. But it's a trade fight and it's on a small platform that won't do that many buys.
"It's always competition and in an ideal night we wouldn't go on that night. I would have loved to go on the 15th but it wasn’t possible."