News | Sep 28 2018

Callum Smith convinced time is right to face George Groves

Callum Smith will challenge WBA champion Groves in the World Boxing Super Series final
Callum Smith
George Groves & Callum Smith Public Work-Outs  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

CALLUM SMITH ends his agonising wait for a world title fight against George Groves on Friday convinced that circumstances are finally in his favour.

The 28-year-old’s career stalled after he became mandatory challenger to then-WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack in 2016 but watched from the outside as Jack instead fought James DeGale before vacating his title.

Smith responded by entering the first World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) and progressing to the competition’s final in Jeddah, where he will instead challenge WBA champion Groves and when he believes he has his greatest chance of succeeding.