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Callum Smith questions George Groves’ hunger

Will experience be an advantage or hindrance for Groves?

Callum Smith v Erik Skoglund: Super Middleweight Quarter-Final - World Boxing Super Series Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With George Groves and Callum Smith set to wrap up the first season of the World Boxing Super Series with their fight in Saudi Arabia on Friday, the 28-year-old Smith admits that he hasn’t had quite the career of the 30-year-old Groves, but says that could be an advantage, and questions if Groves (28-3, 20 KO) still has the hunger.

“He’s had a harder career than me, he’s picking up injuries and he’s older. He’s achieved a lot but I’ve yet to do it. It will be interesting. He’s had a lot of hard fights, been stopped, but I’ve not lost. His hunger might not be what it was. He’s looking for a few more fights to earn money and get out.”

Smith (24-0, 17 KO) has beaten Erik Skoglund and replacement opponent Nieky Holzken in the WBSS, while Groves, who will defend his WBA “super world” title against Smith, has taken down Jamie Cox and Chris Eubank Jr. Groves also had surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder after the Eubank fight, which is what has delayed this final round bout with Smith.

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