Sep 28 2018
Friday

King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

12 rounds contest @ Super Middleweight
28-3-0
KO 7
KO 7
24-0-0

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Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Super Middleweight Championship
The Ring Super Middleweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
32
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
6' 3" / 191 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOTKOUDUD
Form
UDUDTKORTDTKO
28
Wins
24
20
By KO
17
71
KO%
71
3
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2012

Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight

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The Ring
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WBA
4
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WBC
1
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WBO
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IBF
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George Groves vs Callum Smith report

Who won Groves vs Smith?

Callum Smith beat George Groves by knockout in the 7th round on Friday 28th September 2018 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).

This was the final of the World Boxing Super Series.

This contest was for the unified super middleweight championship of the world, with the WBA & The Ring belts on the line.

The undercard featured the clash of Eubank Jr vs McDonagh.

Groves vs Smith stats

George Groves stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Callum Smith made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested that Groves and Smith have similar power, both with a 71% knock out percentage.

George Groves was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Smith had a height advantage of 3 inches over Groves.

Both George Groves & Callum Smith fought out of an orthodox stance.

Groves was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years earlier than Smith, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 168 to Smith's 152.

Callum Smith was ranked number 4 by the WBA and 1 by the WBC in the 168lb division.

Groves vs Smith form

Groves had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Chris Eubank Jr on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jamie Cox on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat Fedor Chudinov on 27th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

Before that, he had won against Eduard Gutknecht on 18th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.

He had beat Martin Murray on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Smith had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated John Ryder on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Hassan N’Dam on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had won against George Groves on 28th September 2018 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight and The Ring Super Middleweight championship fight at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Before that, he had defeated Nieky Holzken on 24th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Nürnberger Versicherung, Bayern, Germany.

He had beat Erik Skoglund on 16th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Callum Smith had been fighting more than George Groves.

Going to this contest, George Groves had last fought 4 years, 9 months and 14 days ago, while Callum Smith's last outing had been 3 years and 8 days ago.

Groves' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.

What time did Groves vs Smith start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Groves vs Smith?

Groves vs Smith was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

What were the odds on Groves vs Smith?

George Groves was a 17/25 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Callum Smith made his way into the ring at 137/100 (+140) with oddsmakers.

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