Boxing News At Five | Jul 27 2018

Boxing News at Five: Groves and Smith get sunburnt in Saudi Arabia, and Joshua and Hearn get three more years

George Groves and Callum Smith will fight in Saudi Arabia in September, and Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn will remain best friends for at least three more years
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George Groves poses with Fedor Chudinov  |  Action Images/Carl Recine

THE George Groves and Callum Smith World Boxing Super Series saga ending up in Saudi Arabia is a bit like buying a Ferrari with a dent and paint damage, leaving it in the garage for six months, removing its engine and wheels, and then trying to ride it as if it were a horse.

It still looks good, if a little neglected. It still works, if you reapply the engine and wheels. But, ultimately, it needs to be used properly. Drive it, don’t ride it.

Oh well. It’s happening. We know that now. We know the location for the super-middleweight final is the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and that the date is Friday, September 28, and that the temperature in Jeddah is currently 38 degrees.


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