George Groves and Callum Smith are looking forward to locking horns after finally receiving a date for the hotly-anticipated super-middleweight clash.
The pair of Brits will battle it out on September 28 for the WBA ‘super’ title at 168 pounds, along with the impressive Ali Trophy won by Aleksandr Usyk recently.
Groves and Smith face a trip to the King Abdullah Sports Complex in Saudi Arabia in their quest to land the World Boxing Super Series spoils and are raring to go with just over eight weeks to go.
“It’s fantastic news that we now have a confirmed date and location for the final and I’m incredibly excited that the fight has been formally confirmed to take place in Jeddah,” said Groves.
“I’m excited and sure this final will eclipse every WBSS fight to date for excitement and drama.
“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.”
On his opponent, Groves added: “Smith is a good fighter but I believe I am the best super middleweight on the planet.
“I’m World Champion, number one in the division and am now looking forward to putting on a show in Jeddah and winning the Ali Trophy.”
Callum Smith believes he can change the landscape of the 168 pound hierarchy in Jeddah.
“It has been a long time since my semi-final win over Holzken,” said Smith.“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. I believe I will do it,”
“I am excited to be part of such a big night of boxing. It began with the red carpet treatment in Monaco and will end with more of the same in Jeddah.”