WBSS super-middleweight final: Guide to George Groves v Callum Smith in Saudi Arabia

Two English fighters set to battle for the Muhammad Ali trophy, as well as Groves' WBA title

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 14: George Groves prepares for his  WBSS Super Middleweight Quarter-Final against Jamie Cox at SSE Arena on October 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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WHAT IS IT?

The inaugural World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) super-middleweight final.

WHEN IS IT?

Friday, September 28.

WHERE IS IT?

The Indoor Sports Hall, King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

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WHO IS COMPETING?

The battle for the Muhammad Ali trophy pits against one another Englishmen George Groves and Callum Smith, the No 1 and No 3 best-ranked active super-middleweights in the world according to the renowned The Ring magazine. World titleholder Groves (28-3, 20 KOs) will be making the third defence of his WBA crown when he faces Smith (24-0, 17 KOs). The undercard includes Chris Eubank Jr, the son of celebrated former boxer Chris Eubank.

WHAT IS THE WBSS?

Beginning last September, the WBSS is a first-of-its kind annual boxing tournament that features eight top-ranked super-middleweights in an elimination format. Thus far, fights have taken place in England and Germany. The winner will hold the WBA world title, as well as the Muhammad Ali Trophy.