Groves & Smith ready to roar in Jeddah for Ali Trophy

Two British super-middleweights London WBA world super champion and Liverpool’s Callum Smith will make history later today when the pair fight in the inaugural super-middleweight final of the World Boxing Super Series in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia.

On the line tonight is Groves WBA super strap and the coverted Ali Trophy, never before has a professional boxing show of this magnitude been staged in the Suadi Arabia and with the world looking in from the UK on ITV Box Office and DAZN in the USA this is sure to live up to expectations.

Both guys hit the scales yesterday with Groves at 11st 13lbs 6oz

“It’s fight time now. I’m ready to go,” said Groves. “All the talking is done. I’m sick of talking. I’m ready to fight. This is the most prestigious fight I’ve ever been involved in. It’s a must win for me. An absolute must win.

“Experience is going to count for a lot. I don’t necessarily require it, as I believe I’m a better fighter than Smith, but it’s going to count for a lot. It’s a massive advantage that I have.”

Smith scaled 11st 13lbs

“He’s a good fighter. I have a lot of respect for him but he looks like an old man,” said Smith. “He looks like he’s had a very hard career. He’s had a very good career but there’s a lot of miles there and I just think I’m the younger, fresher, better fighter man, and I’m here to take his title.

“I can do a bit of everything. I can box. I can fight. I’m very big for the weight but I do the weight very well. I feel good, I feel strong and I’m here to do a job and that’s become World Champion and I believe I’m going to do it.

“It’s a massive chance. As I’ve said previously, this fight ticks a lot of boxes for me. There’s a lot at stake. There have been a lot of good World Champions who never had the chance to fight for the Ring Magazine title, and I’m getting a chance to win it in first World title fight. That’s all the motivation I need. I can become the best on the planet, and that’s exactly where I want to be.”

British fans wanting to see the fight tune in to ITV Boxing Office at 9pm

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