Danny Green has sensationally launched his own appeal against Anthony Mundine in the wake of further action being taken by Mundine after their fight last Friday in Adelaide.
Green was announced the winner by majority decision which Mundine has challenged, citing scoring and refereeing inconsistencies. Green has now launched his own appeal against his long-time rival, claiming that during his preparation for the fight he was inadvertently forced to watch footage of Mundine on Celebrity Big Brother.
"It's normal for us to go back and review footage of our opponents to try get a tactical edge," said Green to ASW.
"The internet's great because it's so easy to find footage of past fights and even training sessions and sparring sessions.
"With Choc (Mundine), though, he's gone and put footage all over the internet of him carrying on like a goose with that bird off Wheel of Fortune and Warwick Capper. When it came to the fight I just couldn't look at him, which makes it hard."
Anthony Mundine entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2002 and was subsequently evicted in the first eviction episode, which was weird because everyone loved him even back then.
Reviewing the week he spent in the house, which was the most camera-intense environment Mundine has been exposed to, Green watched Mundine sparring with fellow housemate Sara Marie Fidele.
"I got a little bit out of that (the footage), but mainly how to do the bum dance.
"Then he started trying to sing and rap and I don't know what's going on. I thought 'this madness has to end'."
Green's trainer, Angelo Hyder, says if the appeal is dismissed, he can see a spate of similar subversive tactics being used in the future.
"If we don't stamp this out now we're gonna see Quade Cooper on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here punching Tom Arnold in the face, Geale on My Kitchen Rules uppercutting Pete Evans...I might even get Danny to go on Psychic TV and crunch Ms Tique's nose if no-one steps in.
"If it's all judged fair and legal, we won't be the only ones not using it."
The Australian National Boxing Federation (ANBF) is expected to make its decision sometime before season nine of MasterChef begins.