Callum Smith v George Groves: PREVIEW

Callum Smith takes on George Groves in the biggest fight of his career so far on Friday, read the preview for the WBA super-middleweight clash here
RedsBet  |  27th September 2018

It’s nearly here! RedsBet ambassador Callum Smith steps in to the ring on Friday night to fight George Groves for his WBA super-middleweight title in Saudi Arabia.

Scouser Smith, 28, will take on Groves, 30, in the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah which will draw a close to the World Boxing Super Series.

Smith and his three older brothers, who are all title winning boxers, are lifelong Reds and the youngest Smith will be aiming to knock out Londoner Groves – just like Jurgen Klopp’s lads have done to many of their opponents so far this season!

Groves has fought high-pedigree opponents such as Carl Froch and Chris Eubank Jr in the past few years and will prove to be a strong opponent for Smith.

Callum Smith to win 2.20*

Smith is fully aware of the threat his opponent poses and told RedsBet:

“He’s got a world title and is considered the best in the world at the minute, and that’s where I want to be and where I feel I’m good enough to be.

“I take my hat off to him, he’s had a great career.

“I’m expecting a very fit and a very good George Groves, he always seems to rise to the occasion when it matters and I’m expecting a very good performance from him.

“But if I concentrate on me and what I’m good at then I feel I am more than good enough to do the job.”

Smith to win in rounds 7-9 12.00*

The fight will take place at around 21:00 BST in what will be one of the first main boxing events held in the Middle East and although it is disappointing that the event isn’t taking place on home soil, the occasion still offers Callum a chance to make history, he stated:

“Whether the decision with the final being in Jeddah will be a good one we will have to wait and see.

“it’s a big domestic fight that deserves to have a big domestic audience so the atmosphere might be a bit strange.

“But if it’s a big success it could give boxing in Saudi Arabia a big boost and we could be looking back thinking what a decision it was to put it there.”

The next step if Smith returns victorious could even be a bout in front of 50,000 Reds for his homecoming at a packed Anfield!

 

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