Boxing News At Five | Jul 24 2018

Boxing News at Five: Groves vs. Smith rumoured for September 29 in Saudi Arabia, Fury teases Wilder fight, and Parker wants Joshua rematch

George Groves and Callum Smith may finally be getting a date and venue, Tyson Fury leaves us guessing, and Joseph Parker wants Anthony Joshua rematch at Wembley
George Groves
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SO far, the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super-middleweight final between George Groves and Callum Smith has been shrouded in uncertainty, mystery and, annoyingly, a number of false starts and, well, announcements.

Count them up: we’ve had the announcement of a potential replacement opponent; the announcement of Groves’ clean bill of health; the announcement of a possible September date; the announcement of the final not taking placing in the UK; a second announcement of a September date and an announcement of an announcement; and now, this week, finally, once and for all, we’re led to believe an announcement of an actual date and venue for George Groves vs. Callum Smith will be made and put us and, more importantly, the two men involved out of their misery.

This, by the way, shouldn’t be taken as gospel. An announcement of an announcement doesn’t necessarily mean an announcement will be made. It simply means an announcement is due and that those expecting it are getting a little agitated by the delay.