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George Groves Warns Smith: I'm in The Form of My Life

WBA Super World Champion George Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) and WBC Diamond titlist Callum Smith (24-0, 17 KOs) performed with great mood and confidence at Tuesday’s public workout ahead of their hotly anticipated Ali Trophy Super Middleweight Final on Friday at the Indoor Sports Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“I am the form of my life,” said Groves after the classic display of shadow boxing and speedy pad work.

“I am not too fussed about Callum, to be honest, I don’t know how he is feeling. I am concentrating on myself. That’s what works for me, that’s the winning formula. As long as I’m in a good place no one is going to beat me.

“I am number one in the division, proud of it. I am the favourite going into this fight, I was the number one seed when the tournament started. I am going to win, and I am going to win well. We are in a great place.”

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‘The Saint’ is not only mentally in a good place, but he is also in a good place when it comes to the location for the final.

“Everything out here has been better than expected, you know, I have never been here before. But the food has been fantastic, the people have been lovely and our accommodation is great.”

Callum Smith also appeared in the same optimistic mood ahead of his first shot at a world title and the unique chance to take home the Muhammad Ali Trophy at 168 lb.

“I’m excited, there is a lot at stake,” said ‘Mundo’. “Win this fight I will have achieved what I always wanted to achieve. I am so close to finally doing it all.”

Smith arrived in Jeddah Friday, a few days earlier than Groves, and it has been easy to adjust to the new surroundings.

“We did the set-up over the weekend and it feels like I am at home. could be anywhere in the world as long as my family is with me. I am good, I woke up this morning as a happy person.”

Wednesday the combatants will meet, exchange words and go head-to-head at the pre-fight press conference.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DramaShow on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=nick_viking;19139069]Odd one this - should be a huge British fight, but the location makes it far removed. Not really even hearing anyone talk about it, very little press...[/QUOTE] Yeah I didn't even know it was on until this week lol,…

Comment by Fabes88 on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=Kirbs;19140335]I agree,due to the size of him,could box on the back foot,and keep groves on the end of his jab,sort of furyesque.don't remember groves fighting such a big gangly fella before,hoping for the saint though[/QUOTE] Yeah size alone means he’s…

Comment by Adamsc151 on 09-26-2018

Should be a great fight; both fighters up their game when the level of opponent warrants it, however Groves seems to switch on better against lesser opponents than Smith does, that's probably due to experience though. 2 things will decide…

Comment by Kirbs on 09-26-2018

[QUOTE=Fabes88;19139157]I think a lot of people are underestimating smith though. He fights well when he’s motivated it’s a shame this isn’t in the U.K.[/QUOTE] I agree,due to the size of him,could box on the back foot,and keep groves on the…

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 09-25-2018

Fluid beats mechanical.

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