News | Jul 05 2018

EXCLUSIVE Callum Smith on fighting George Groves overseas

Believe it or not, George Groves vs Callum Smith is likely to take place outside the UK. John Dennen reports
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World Boxing Super Series Semi Final - Callum Smith vs Nieky Holzken  |  Action Images/REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski

THE World Boxing Super Series final, that pits Callum Smith against WBA super-middleweight champion George Groves is a major British fight. It’s a surprise therefore that it could well take place overseas.

Kalle Sauerland, who handles the Super Series, tells Boxing News, “It’s September and likely to be outside the UK.”

Callum Smith, who has taken a road with a fair few unexpected twists to reach the final, remains typically calm about the prospect of going on the road. “Two Brits outside of Britain, it’s a bit unusual but I think this tournament has been a bit unusual from the start, it’s been a little bit different like the Champion’s League. They’re doing well so far. I’ve just got to stick by what they say and do my job in the ring and win,” Callum said, speaking exclusively to Boxing News. “It’s a bit strange, to be honest with you, a big domestic fight with two Brits, 99 times out of a hundred you’d think it would be in Britain. But it doesn’t really phase me too much.


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