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Callum Smith To Fight New Opponent, Braehmer Withdraws

By Rick Reeno

Things took an unexpected turn in the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament, as BoxingScene.com has received confirmation that Juergen Braehmer (49-3, 35 KOs) has withdrawn from Saturday's semi-final bout with Callum Smith (23-0, 17 KOs). The withdrawal was first reported by boxen1.com in Germany.

The event, which is scheduled to takes place at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Germany, will still go forward as planned.

Braehmer has been battling a bad illness for several days.

Based on what BoxingScene was advised - Comosa, which is the parent company behind the World Boxing Super Series, is likely going to announce Smith's new opponent later today.

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To reach the semi-finals, Smith claimed a 116-112, 117-110, 117-111 decision victory on the judges' cards against Sweden’s Erik Skoglund at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.

Germany’s Braehmer, 39 years old and moving down from light heavyweight, dominated the much younger Rob Brant in Kongresshalle in Schwerin with the judges scoring it 119-109, 118-110 and 116-112 in favor of the former light heavyweight world titleholder.

Last Saturday night, WBA super middleweight champion George Groves secured his place in the finals with a dominant twelve round unanimous decision win over domestic rival Chris Eubank Jr. at the Manchester Arena.

But, the other hiccup in the tournament is pertaining to Groves suffering a bad shoulder injury in the final round of the fight. There is still no clear indication on Groves' ability to fight in the final bout, which at the moment is scheduled to take place in early June.

In the worst case scenario, if he's unable to recover in time, Groves is going to make a request to the WBSS to push back the date of the final bout. After winning two fights in the tournament, Groves is determined to compete in the finale and has no intention of allowing another fighter to replace him in the tournament.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 02-20-2018

Apparently nobody remembers that Braehmer did the same thing in 2011 when he pulled out of a fight against the equally fraudulent Shumenov at the last minute [url]http://www.espn.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=5987771[/url]

Comment by jackkeane6 on 02-20-2018

[QUOTE=Clegg;18503276]@ UK fans...this is gonna be regular ITV4 right, surely not PPV?[/QUOTE] Tenner I think

Comment by theface07 on 02-20-2018

[QUOTE=MoneyKing;18502115][B]Future fight between George Groves & James Degale will do BIG PPV numbers on ITV Box Office - even more on Sky Box Office.[/B][/QUOTE] I have no idea when that's going to be considered a good fight. You do remember…

Comment by 1hourRun on 02-20-2018

[QUOTE=MoneyKing;18503150][B][SIZE=5]Howard Foster as judge in the Groves vs Eubank fight (Matchroom agent/spy), German being paid off by Eddie Hearn - I expect another controversial ending to George Groves vs Callum Smith. The FIX is in fight fans.[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE] You're a nut,…

Comment by lightsout_finit on 02-20-2018

[QUOTE=1hourRun;18501995]Damn, I picked him to beat bum Smith. Talk about a cowards luck, Callum pulls out vs. Dirrell and Benavidez fights a bum here and there and is virtually handed a world title shot into the finals of this sham…

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