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Saint v Smith in WBSS Final!

George 'The Saint' Groves will face unbeaten fellow Brit Callum Smith in the final of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series tournament.

The Saint produced a stunning performance to defend his WBA Super World title against Chris Eubank Jr at the Manchester Arena in the semi-final of the tournament, dominating the fight and even battled through a dislocated shoulder in the final round to claim a unanimous decision, with the judges scoring 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113 in his favour.

The tournament's No 1 seed will now turn his attentions to the tournament No.2 seed - Callum Smith (24-0-0) after the unbeaten Liverpudlian came through his own semi-final to set up a blockbuster all-British final. 

Following a late pull-out by his original opponent Jurgen Braehmer, Smith was forced to box replacement Nieky Holzken in a late change but did the business to record a unanimous points decision win.

Groves was ringside in Nuremberg to see Smith win and said: “This is the fight people want to see.

“I need to get in the ring and win the trophy. It’s exciting to see your opponent fight live.

"It will be an explosive final and I don’t expect it to go the distance. I’m confident, of course.

"I’m WBA champion, I’m No 1 seed and I need to go in there and win that trophy.”

Groves first needs surgery on his injury shoulder, but is hopeful that will only put the final back by a month, with organisers eyeing a July date for the big clash.

 

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.


 

 

 


stats

Division: Super-middle
Ratings - World: 1/974
Ratings - British: 1/77
D.O.B: 26.03.1988
Residence: London, UK
Won: 28 (KO20) 
Lost: 3
Drawn: 0
Rounds Boxed: 198
KO% 65
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