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Groves v Smith confirmed for Final!

George 'The Saint' Groves will defend his WBA Super World title against unbeaten fellow Brit Callum Smith in the final of the inaugural World Boxing Super Series.

The Saint's opponent in the final was confirmed as Callum Smith (24-0-0) after the Liverpudlian defeated late replacement Nieky Holzken in Nuremburg in his semi-final to make it No.1 seed v No.2 seed.

Following a late pull-out by his original opponent Jurgen Braehmer, Smith was forced to box 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.”


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