By Elliot Foster
Callum Smith will face George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series final.
The WBC Diamond super-middleweight champion, 28, had faced an anxious wait ahead of the Ali Trophy showpiece after WBA Super world champion Groves had to have surgery on a dislocated shoulder.
Smith, it was thought, may have had to have faced losing semi-finalist Chris Eubank Jr. for the vacant IBO title.
Boxing Scene understands that the WBSS organisers, Comosa AG, will reveal that ‘The Saint’, from Hammersmith, had been medically cleared to fight, ensuring that the two final participants were the pair who squared off, with the final understood to be taking place on July 14 at the O2 Arena in London.
Groves will put his aforementioned title at stake against ‘Mundo’, who entered the tournament with the hope that he would come out with a global honour around his waist.
The final for the tournament was tentatively set for June 2 at the aforementioned London venue, but it was forced back after Groves suffered the aforementioned shoulder injury back in February at the Manchester Arena against Eubank Jr.
Smith outpointed Nieky Holzken at the Arena Nürnberger Versicherung in Nuremberg, Germany – a week after Groves’ points win over Eubank Jr - to book his place in the final of the multi-million dollar eight-man tournament.
And despite Groves appealing to the organisers of the Super Series for a month-long extension, he has now been medically cleared to fight.