George Groves is getting ready for his World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final with Callum Smith, which is being held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on September 28.
In what will also be Groves’ third WBA title defence, Smith’s first world title fight, and both fighters’ chance to win the Muhammad Ali trophy, they will meet at the King Abdullah Sports City.
The showdown represents Groves’ biggest fight since his rematch in 2014 with Carl Froch.
The 30-year-old defeated Jamie Cox in the competition’s quarter-finals in October, and then Chris Eubank Jnr in the final four in February, when a dislocated shoulder threatened his participation in the final against Smith.
The promising Smith, 28, hopes to become the second of four boxing brothers – following Liam – to win a world title.
He defeated Nieky Holzken and Erik Skoglund to challenge Groves.
Groves believes the location of the contest is going to place more pressure on Smith.
"Obviously, everybody wanted to be boxing in the UK and I wouldn't have minded going to Manchester, and London would've been nice, but they decided to go to Jeddah and that's fine with me," Groves exclusively told Sky Sports.
"I'm good on the road, it won't be a problem for me. It's nice to box in front of your own crowd but I've boxed in some really hostile environments. This is a huge occasion for him [Smith], the biggest of occasions. He's already under a lot of stress and a lot of pressure and the fact that it's outside the UK adds to that pressure.
"There's even less familiarities he'll be looking for. Maybe he can draw from past experiences as an amateur but he doesn't have the same level of experience that I have as a professional, on the road. I believe that's an advantage [for me]."