The super-middleweight showdown takes place in Saudi Arabia on Friday
Another week, another big fight on talkSPORT.
After Anthony Joshua’s thrilling seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin, we next turn our attention to the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).
The final of the super-middleweight division takes place on Friday and sees two Brits face off – George Groves and Callum Smith – with around £7million, plus the Muhammad Ali Trophy, going to the victor.
The fight will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City’s indoor stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. You will be able listen to live and exclusive national radio commentary here on talkSPORT.com.
Groves has advanced to the final by defeating Jamie Cox and Chris Eubank Jr.
The 30-year-old Londoner was the top super-middleweight seed in the inaugural WBSS tournament and is the WBA ‘super’ champion.
He saw off Cox in four rounds last October and then produced a superb performance to secure a unanimous points win over Eubank Jr in February.
Groves dislocated his left shoulder late on against Eubank Jr and has since had surgery, which delayed the showdown with Smith.
Scouser Smith, who is two years Groves’ junior, secured his spot in the final by defeating Erik Skoglund and then Nieky Holzken – a late replacement for Jurgen Braehmer – on points.
What are the two fighters saying?
As you’d be expect, both men are confident of doing the business.
Groves: “I think it will be the toughest test yet, but it’s nowhere near a step too far. I’m in the form of my life and I’m boxing better than ever. I don’t see Callum giving me any trouble and if we go out and stick to the game plan then we’ll win the fight.”
Smith: “You have to raise your game in a world title fight. I’m expecting the toughest fight of my career and I’m training for that. I feel that I’m a better fighter than anyone he’s faced previously, especially in this tournament. Whoever gets the game plan right will come out on top and I fully believe that will be me.”
What time does the fight start?
They are scheduled to begin their ring walks at 9pm UK time (midnight in Saudi Arabia).
Who is on the undercard?
Eubank Jr was a late addition to the undercard as he looks to bounce back following his loss to Groves in the semi-finals and takes on Ireland’s JJ McDonagh.
Chris Eubank Jr vs JJ McDonagh
Darren Surtees vs Kane Baker
Aliu Bamidele Lasisi vs Artid Bamrungauea
Kem Ljungquist vs Mourad Omar
Mikael Lawal vs Tamas Kozma
Zuhayr Al Qahtani vs Giorgi Gviniashvili
Where can I listen to live commentary?
Through our radioplayer on talkSPORT.com here. You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731.