Callum Smith reveals World Boxing Super Series still unsure over George Groves’ involvement

Callum Smith has revealed the World Super Series told him they could move the super-middleweight final to September.

George Groves is still set to go to war with Smith in the final, but a shoulder injury has derailed the WBSS’ scheduling plans.

The WBSS are exploring the possibility of a replacement, while Groves has insisted he will be ready by the end of the summer.

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The original date for the final was set for June, but Smith confirmed the WBSS were now saying it could be in September.

‘I was told June 2, then I was told June 29, and I was hearing if Groves wasn’t ready, it was going to be Eubank Jr,’ Smith told .

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‘I’m hearing now maybe there is a chance it could go back to August-September. I’m in training and I’ve got to expect the unexpected. If they turn around and say it’s Groves or Eubank Jr on June 29, then I’ve got to go with that date.

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‘It was all over social media that Eubank Jr was stepping in, it was official and stuff, and it was never official.

‘Nothing had been confirmed to us. Then I was hearing maybe there’s a chance they could put it back for Groves, which is what I want.

‘I’ve said I would rather wait and fight Groves. He’s got the world title, which is what I entered the tournament for.

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‘It’s what I’ve wanted since turning pro and it seems to be running away from me. I will catch it someday. I feel like I would get more credit, more reward, more everything for beating George Groves, then I would Chris Eubank Jr.’

The WBSS had said they would not wait for more than a month past the original final date for Groves.

The WBA (Super) champion has requested a delay of 30 days, but there were strong rumours last week that semi-finalist Chris Eubank Jr would be drafted in as his replacement.

Smith has denied those rumours while the WBSS have insisted no decision has been taken.

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