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Nov
2018

George Groves v Callum Smith: Impressive Saudi arena favorite to stage WBSS Final in September

Groves v Smith 25/07/2018

George Groves and Callum Smith, who will star in the World Boxing Super Series tournament Final in the super middleweight division, are hoping for a resolution date on the calendar in the short-term. 

The Sauerland Brothers, representatives of organizers at Comosa AG, have revealed details will be announced this week, with the purpose-built King Abdullah Arena in Saudi Arabia likely to stage the contest.

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The 10,000 capacity venue is part of the King Abdullah Sports City Complex

Despite featuring two Brits, a venue in the United Kingdom has been ruled out, meaning fans of both men will struggle to see the winner lift the impressive Ali Trophy.

Last week. Aleksandr Usyk became the first-ever recipient of the title, handed over by Muhammad Ali’s wife Lonnie, with a superb display against Murat Gassiev.

As the sport continues to buzz off events that took place in Moscow, attention will turn to the conclusion of the 168 pound competition, just days after the Season II Draft took place.

Groves suffered an injury, meaning the original fight scheduled at the beginning for July 2, had to be postponed. He underwent surgery on his left shoulder, which was dislocated in the final round of his victory over Chris Eubank Jr in February.

‘The Saint’ and ‘Mundo’ Smith have won two fights each to reach the grand final of the World Boxing Super Series, which they will contest for the next Ali Trophy, most likely at the end of September.

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