George Groves slams Carl Froch, Eddie Hearn's conduct during push incident

Carl Froch and George Groves go head to head after a press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 10, 2014
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George Groves questions the conduct of Carl Froch and promoter Eddie Hearn during last month's shove at the fighters' Wembley press conference.

George Groves has questioned the conduct of promoter Eddie Hearn after his rival Carl Froch pushed him at the fighters' press conference at Wembley last month

The duo addressed the media to promote their highly anticipated rematch, which is scheduled for May 31 at the home of English football.

While out on the pitch, Froch, who has made no secret of his dislike for his opponent, shoved Groves, who has insisted that he "controlled the situation".

Groves told iFL TV: "Carl Froch pushes me, I expected more from him and to be honest, I didn't expect him to push me because I thought he was a professional.

"I pause for a second to look at him, he does nothing, follows it up, his brother starts piping up, so I tell him to calm down.

"Then I ask Carl 'are you going to be professional or are you not?' - then I ask Eddie, 'are you going to sort your boy out? - Eddie stands there twiddling his thumbs and looking at the stars."

The rematch was granted following November's fight, which ended in a controversial ninth-round stoppage in favour of IBF and WBA super middleweight title champion Froch.