The battle of Britain!

Two of England’s own face off as George Groves goes up against Callum Smith, live on ITV Box Office

Two of the country’s finest fighters face off this Friday night for the WBA Super Middleweight title and it’s all on ITV Box Office

World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final, Friday 28 September, 6pm, ITV Box Office. In HD, priced at £16.95.

If last Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin whet your appetite for more furious, fast-paced fighting, then there’s plenty more blockbusting boxing on offer this weekend.

 

In an all-British showdown in Saudi Arabia, WBA “Super” champion George Groves defends his belt against the tough Liverpudlian Callum Smith, with the inaugural World Boxing Super Series on offer to the winner.

 

It’s a real 50-50 this one, with Groves proving to be a slight favourite after his dominant performances in the previous two rounds, especially with his humbling, big-hitting win over Chris Eubank Jr. That said, combine his recent shoulder troubles and Smith’s impressive, unbeaten record and bags of potential, and this one is increasingly difficult to predict. Not to mention that this is the Scouser’s first shot at a world title, this is not a fight for the faint-hearted.

 

Speaking of Eubank Jr, he himself is hitting the canvas again before the headline Groves and Smith fight, matched up against explosive Irishman JJ McDonagh.  Some verbal blows have been traded between the pair before even entering the ring so expect there to be no love lost here, especially as Eubank Jr looks to re-establish his winning record.

 

The rest of the undercard looks equally entertaining too, with homegrown Zuhayr Al-Qahtani fighting in his native country for the first time after cruising to four straight wins, to set his professional career off on the right track. “The Arabian Warrior” faces off against Giorgi Gviniashvili, an unpredictable Georgian with equally unpredictable form…

 

Expect passion, power, quick feet, and even faster hands across all rounds and matches on ITV Box Office.

 

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