The anticipated title clash between George Groves and Callum Smith is finally set. Groves will defend his WBA super-middleweight strap against Smith on September 28th.
The bout was brought together as the conclusion of the 160 pounds World Boxing Super Series. The tournament final emenates from the King Abdullah Sports Center in Saudi Arabia.
WBSS tournaments bring together the best fighters across the globe in a division. The motive is to decypher who the best fighter in the world is in each weight class as well as putting together the bouts fans want to see.
This month saw the crowning of an undisputed champion in Russia when Oleksandr Usyk out-pointed Murat Gassiev. That fight was the final of the cruiserweight super series and took place in the Olimpiysky arena, Moscow.
The tournaments are a lofty affair hence the all-British clash taking place in Jeddah. Groves/Smith would be one of the biggest domestic clashes in years but the promoters want the Ali Trophy to be contested in the biggest arena and the most dramatic location possible.
Source: Boxing News Online