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Groves Vs Smith In Saudi Arabia

BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 27 Jul 2018


The World Boxing Super Series super-middleweight final between George Groves and Callum Smith will take place in Saudi Arabia on 28 September.

Groves, 30, and Smith, 28, won semi-finals earlier in the year.

The final - at which Groves' WBA world title is on the line - will be held at Jeddah's King Abdullah Sports City.

"The fight has all the ingredients to capture the world on a stage not normally associated with boxing," said tournament organiser Kalle Sauerland.

Sauerland, who called the contest "an incredible match-up", described the pair as "two proven gladiators" and said the fight is "a final not to be missed".

As the tournament reaches the conclusion of its first season, the winner of each weight division will secure any world titles on the line in their respective final, as well as the Muhammad Ali Trophy.

On 21 July, Ukrainian fighter Oleksandr Usyk beat Russian rival Murat Gassiev by a unanimous decision in the cruiserweight final to become the first man to hold all four world titles in that division.

The Jeddah final will be Groves' third defence of his title, with all three fights involving British opponents - Jamie Cox, Chris Eubank Jr and now Smith.

Liverpudlian Smith booked his place in the final after defeating Sweden's Erik Skoglund in the quarter-final and Dutchman Nieky Holzken in the semi-final.

"It's fantastic news that we now have a confirmed date and location for the final and I'm incredibly excited," said Groves.

"I have been in camp for a while already but am now looking forward to stepping the training up now that the dates been set.

"Smith is a good fighter but I believe I am the best super-middleweight on the planet."

Smith believes he can upset the super-middleweight order by winning in Jeddah.

"It has been a long time since my semi-final win over Holzken," he said. "But the most important thing to me is that my opponent is George Groves.

"It means that by the end of September, I have the chance to be the WBA champion and the number one super-middleweight in the world."


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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 27 Jul 2018

wtf. :rolleyes:

so all that rubbish about time limits out the window.

happening end of september.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 27 Jul 2018

View Posthitman_hatton1, on 27 July 2018 - 05:53 AM, said:

wtf. :rolleyes:

so all that rubbish about time limits out the window.

happening end of september.

I bet you're gutted Eubank didn't replace him. :lol:
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 27 Jul 2018

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don't get injured lad. :D
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 27 Jul 2018

Froch doesn't like Ugly Kid, and Ugly Kid doesn't like Froch.  :sleep:
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boxalettice 's Photo boxalettice 29 Jul 2018

Groves should win
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 25 Aug 2018

https://www.youtube....h?v=rn9jEwsJX6I

kalle interview on the fight.

9pm start time.

friday night.
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan 03 Sep 2018

9pm not so bad, then.
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 Yesterday, 12:54 PM

eubank jr on the undercard.

:horse:
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BoxingFan's Photo BoxingFan Yesterday, 02:23 PM

 hitman_hatton1, on 17 September 2018 - 12:54 PM, said:

eubank jr on the undercard.

:horse:/>

Is it an eight-rounder?
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hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 Yesterday, 03:17 PM

View PostBoxingFan, on 17 September 2018 - 02:23 PM, said:

Is it an eight-rounder?

Ali Trophy Super-Middleweight Final reserve Chris Eubank Jr. faces JJ McDonagh over ten rounds on the George Groves vs Callum Smith undercard on 28 September at The Indoor Sports Hall at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Eubank Jr. (26-2, 20 KOs), who was defeated in a thrilling semi-final by Groves, will be on standby to enter the final in the unlikely scenario of one of the original participants being unable to compete.

“I have been training hard in Vegas, and I am looking be a part of the event in Jeddah,” said Eubank Jr. “I am preparing for any scenario that may present itself.”

Eubank Jr.’s opponent in Jeddah is Ireland’s powerful southpaw JJ McDonagh (16-4, 8 KOs).

"I'm surprised he did not retire after he embarrassed himself against Groves," said McDonagh.

"Eubank is a fit man but he does not know how to fight hard, I’m a fighting man from a fighting family of generations of fighters. I am going to knock him out!"

McDonagh picked up the WBA International Light-Heavyweight title in 2016, as he defeated England’s Jake Ball and earned himself a KO of The Year contender, after a sensational first round stoppage.
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