George Groves declares: I’ll be fit for WBSS Final on July 7!

Groves v Smith 11/04/2018

WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves has confirmed he will be fit to fight again on July 7 should the World Boxing Super Series organizers agree to his request for a month’s delay.

‘The Saint’ is recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in the semi-final win over Chris Eubank Jr. and fears were raised Groves could be out until October.

Callum Smith is waiting in the wings to battle Groves for the Muhammad Ali Trophy, and provided Comosa AG are on board, the showpiece could happen in the first week of July.

“This week (I) underwent a six-week post-op CT scan on the injured shoulder which I’m VERY pleased to confirm has healed perfectly,” revealed Groves.

“All good to proceed as planned! So a July 7th World Boxing Super Series final is possible provided a one-month extension is granted,” he added.

Groves focusing on the WBSS puts to bed any thoughts of a massive unification with James DeGale, who recently won back his IBF belt.

The WBSS could begin planning in earnest as movement has already been made on the next installments of the successful tournament.

Alexandr Usyk v Murat Gassiev, the cruiserweight final featuring four world titles, had been eyed for May 11 but both could now be held on the same night.

Comosa could then make the next two weight classes public once the first two Ali Trophy winners have been crowned,

Jeddah, Russia and the United Kingdom have all been linked to staging the finals in the last few weeks.