A source with knowledge on the situation has informed ESPN that the World Boxing Super Series’ super middleweight finals match between George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) and Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) will take place on September 28 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia was supposed to be the home of the cruiserweight finals which was ultimately moved to Moscow, and the super middleweight finals match was supposed to be held on June 2 in London. That, however, had to be rescheduled as Groves suffered a shoulder injury in his semifinals win over Chris Eubank Jr.
In this finals match Groves, 30, will be defending his WBA super middleweight title with a shot at the Muhammad Ali trophy (and prize money) also on the line. Groves made his way to finals stopping Jamie Cox last October and then taking a unanimous decision over Chris Eubank Jr. this past February.
Meanwhile Smith, 28, punched his ticket to the finals with unanimous decision wins over Erik Skoglund last September and then late replacement Nieky Holzken this past February as well.
There was some talk that considering Groves injury that there might need to be a finals replacement for him, but luckily the fighters that earned their way there will end up facing off against one another — the way it should be.