Saint v Smith Confirmed for WBSS Final!

George 'The Saint' Groves is fit and ready to face unbeaten fellow Brit Callum Smith in the final of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series tournament - now set for late Summer.

The No 1 seed has been declared fit following a shoulder injury and will finally face Smith, in late August or early September, for the inaugural Muhammad Ali Trophy.

The final was originally scheduled for July 2, only for Groves to undergo surgery to his left shoulder, which he dislocated in the final round of his unanimous points win over Chris Eubank Jr.

Groves will also put his WBA world title on the line and will be making the third defence of the title he won in Sheffield on May 27, 2017.

The 'Saint' started punching again at the end of April and has now been given medical clearance for the delayed showdown with Smith.

Groves said: "It is nice to get a provisional date. We have got something to work towards now. I have been in the gym for a while now, so when we get an exact date we can focus in.

"The injury recovery has been fine, it is just like we said it would be. It was a dislocated shoulder that required surgery to stabilise the joint.

"We already have some good sparring lined up, fighters similar to Smith," said Groves. "I am looking forward to getting back to work and winning the Ali Trophy." 

To read George's biography click HERE, for his fight history, click HERE

Groves v Eubank Jr: The Day After

The official WBSS documentary covering fight week and the behind the scenes on fight night itself.




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