George Groves vs Callum fight time and where to watch it
THE wait is over. It’s been a long time coming, as WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves had to recover from a dislocated left shoulder the date for this World Boxing Super Series final had to be put back. But finally he will face Callum Smith, who also holds a WBC Diamond strap, on Friday (September 28) at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
12 three-minute rounds.
ITV Box Office will screen the event in the UK. You can view via a Sky box, a Virgin box or online through TV Player. Visit www.itvboxoffice.com for further details. Their programming begins at 6pm, expect the main event at 9pm.
In the USA new service DAZN will stream the contest.
The undercard in Jeddah is sparse, but Chris Eubank Jnr, Groves’ previous challenger will be in action. He fights JJ McDonagh. Also look out for British cruiserweight Mikael Lawal against Tamas Kozma.
What they say
“We’ve had a great camp in the end. It took a long time to get back to full fitness, but we’re there now, and everything has gone as good as it possibly could. After such a long training camp and a long time since my last win, I can’t wait to fight and to collect some new belts and the Ali Trophy.
“I have been involved in some real big fights as a professional. I recently became WBA Super Champion and ranked number one in the division… The tournament is only in year one, but everyone is extremely excited about it. It is a very prestigious thing to be associated with it, and I’m going to make sure I win it and win it well to stake my claim as the number one in the division.”
“It is a massive opportunity for me. Every fighter who starts boxing dreams of becoming a world champion and I was no different. I turned professional and I believed my abilities were good enough to tell me to the very top and Friday night I get a chance to be there.
“A win over George puts me as the best super middleweight in the world… It ticks a lot of boxes for me this fight, there is a lot at stake and that’s why I turned professional, for fights like these. I’m excited. I’m in a good place. I feel good, I feel strong. I’m ready to do what I came here to do and that’s become a world champion.”