Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: George Groves, Callum Smith - Go Face To Face

Callum Smith booked a place in the Ali Trophy Super Middleweight Final after defeating Nieky Holzken on points in Nuremberg.

The judges scored it 118-110 and 117-111 twice all in favour of the English WBC Diamond Champion.

The Liverpudlian was due to fight German veteran Jurgen Braehmer but he was forced to pull out early in the week due to illness.

groves-smith (3)

“I’m looking forward to the final,” Smith after his win. “Groves is the one everyone wants to beat. He’s the number one seed and it’s the fight I wanted,” said tournament 2nd seed.

Said Holzken, who showcased a big fighting heart, over the 12 rounds. “I thought it would be tougher, but he did a good job behind the jab. Congratulations to him, but I will be back!”

groves-smith (1)

George Groves faced off with Smith immediately after the Liverpudlian’s win.

“I’ve had two great wins, this is the fight people want to see. I need to get in the ring and win the trophy,” said Groves. “It’s exciting to see your opponent fight live – I can't wait to get back into the gym. It will be an explosive final. I don’t expect it to go the distance – I’m confident, of course.”

groves-smith (2)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Marvlus Marv on 02-27-2018

[QUOTE=apollocreed;18517470]Groves has got legit power. Degale and Jr both have good chins. Groves put down Froch hard, who had a rock solid chin. Only Taylor has done that besides him. Ward, Kessler, Pascal, Abraham, Dirrell and Bute couldn't do it.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Califire209 on 02-25-2018

Benavidez proved that he's a true champion in the rematch Gavril, he also beat the shyt out of Porky Medina who went toe-to-toe with James degale at only 20 years old. He's got the WBC and he's got sick Speed…

Comment by apollocreed on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=Marvlus Marv;18517159]Benny puts his punches together better than the rest and has a decent bit of pop. Got skills. I like. Smith is too stiff and Groves is beatable. Who's Smith beat? And I'd say Groves got a close nod…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 02-25-2018

It will be a really tight fight. Smith's metronomic jab vs Groves' heavier snappier jab. It will be dull though.

Comment by Shane1091 on 02-25-2018

[QUOTE=*TonyMontana*;185j17207]I'm rooting so much for groves Hope he pulls it off after all his ups and downs[/QUOTE] The only thing he will pull is his shoulder from his socket.. Groves deserves to win he best the best opponents on route…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Golden Boy on ESPN - LIVE Results From Cancun, Mexico Photos: World Boxing Super Series - Season 2 Fighters Face Off Photos: Alberto Machado, Rafael Mensah - Ready For Battle Alexey Egorov Will Look To Make a Statement With Lateef Kayode Jarrell Miller Joins Broadcast Team For Whyte vs. Parker Lamont Roach Aims To Follow in Hurd's Footsteps, Win Title Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Ready For War in Las Vegas Burnett-Donaire, Inoue-Payano For WBSS Bantamweight Tourney Prograis-Flanagan, Taylor-Martin Set For WBSS Quarterfinals Whyte vs. Parker: Referee Selected is Ian John-Lewis Photos: Christopher Diaz Putting in Work For Ito Title Fight Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao, Canelo-Golovkin, More Sergey Lipinets vs. Erick Bone Set For Berto-Alexander Card Video: Oscar De La Hoya Breaks Down Munguia vs. Smith Liam Smith: Munguia Never Faced a Fully-Fledged 154-Pounder Jaron Ennis: I Want To Make a Statement in This Fight Photos: Usyk, Gassiev - Ready For War in WBSS Unification Final Povetkin Pleased Joshua Fight Is In London; Feels Less Pressure Easter: Mikey Garcia is Overrated; Broner is Only Name He Beat! Roach: Pacquiao Should Fight Loma at 140, No To Crawford Ennis: There's a Young Killer On Loose In Welterweight Division BoxingScene.com's Television Picks of The Week - July 20 Mykquan Williams: People Are Gonna Start To Take Notice Whyte Not Impressed: Parker Was a Coward in Joshua Fight! Kazuto Ioka Announces Return, on September 8 at Superfly 3 Wilder: We Tried Everything, Team Joshua Come Up With Lies! Liam Smith Aims To Fight at Anfield After Beating Munguia Kevin Lerena Recovering From Surgery, Likely Back in February Liam Smith Should Give Us Much Better Read On Munguia Than Ali Nacho: Pacquiao Should Think Twice Before Crawford, Loma Peter Quillin: I Want To Make it a Dog Fight With J'Leon Love Golden Boy Prez Reacts To Arum: Canelo Will Beat GGG Easier Photos: Lamont Roach, Deivis Julio Bassa Ready For ESPN Battle Photos: Michael Dutchover is Ready For Battle With Ramirez Ryan Garcia vs. Mercito Gesta Showdown in The Works Photos: Alberto Machado, Rafael Mensah - Go Face To Face Photos: Jaime Munguia, Liam Smith - Go Face To Face in Vegas Photos: Jaron Ennis vs. Armando Alvarez - ShoBox Triple Weights Photos: Robert Easter is Grinding Hard For Mikey Garcia Fight Mikey Garcia: I May Go To 147 By Year's End, I Want Spence!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement