WHAT HAP­PENS WHEN GE­ORGE GROVES AND CAL­LUM SMITH MEET IN SAUDI ARA­BIA?

Boxing News - - The panel -

Wayne Alexan­der

A good, hard fight and will go the dis­tance. Groves has had a longer and harder ca­reer than Smith and is com­ing into this fight maybe wor­ry­ing about the in­jury surgery, whereas Cal­lum is fresher and doesn’t know what it’s like to lose. That’s why I go for Smith to win on points

Nigel Wright

Well, I picked Smith to win the com­pe­ti­tion from the start. How­ever, Groves has im­pressed again. I think Smith can box and move, keep­ing it long for a points win, but Groves has the ex­pe­ri­ence at top level to keep this in­ter­est­ing. I’ll stick with Smith on points, though.

De­clan Tay­lor

If Groves’ shoul­der is 100 per cent and stays in place through­out you would have to back the in-form world cham­pion. But if it goes again, and I would think there is a chance it might based on the grav­ity of the ini­tial in­jury, Cal­lum Smith will surely be an in­side the dis­tance win­ner.

Ryan Walsh

I pre­dicted Cal­lum from the start and noth­ing’s changed. Groves has the style and ex­pe­ri­ence to beat Cal­lum, but, with the his­tory of Groves beat­ing Paul (Smith), plus Cal­lum’s youth, abil­ity and size, I think Cal­lum will edge this one on a very tight points ver­dict. Re­ally ex­cited for it.

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