Boxing: George Groves fit to face Callum Smith in World Boxing Super Series super middleweight final
PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 30 May 2018
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Former Dale Youth amateur George Groves has been passed fit to fight British super middleweight rival Callum Smith in the World Boxing Super Series final later this year.
The fight was in doubt after Groves, the current WBA champion, needed surgery after dislocating his left shoulder when beating Chris Eubank Jr. in the semi-finals in February.
The final had been scheduled to take place on June 2, which the 30-year-old would have been unable to make, but has now been pushed back until the end of August or start of September, allowing Groves enough time to get himself fit.
A venue and date is yet to be confirmed as Groves looks to beat Smith and win the inaugural Muhammad Ali Trophy.
Two Brent boxers had a successful night on a Goodwin show at York Hall last Saturday, with wins for both Jerome Campbell and Ossie Jervier.
Former IQ Neasden amateur Campbell made it two wins from two in the paid ranks with a points win over Ivan Godor of Slovakia in their lightweight clash.
Willesden cruiserweight Jervier, meanwhile, dominated his bout with Croatian Toni Bilic to also win on points.