Callum Smith stops George Groves in 7 rounds and wins WBA super middleweight title!
After a multiple-months long delay, the WBSS (world boxing super series) super middleweight final was finally in place.
George Groves, looking to make the third title defense against Smith, was coming off of shoulder surgery. In the semi final against Chris Eubank Jr back in February, Groves dislocated his left shoulder.
In the opening round, both men came out very cautiously – throwing very few punches; which drew boos from the crowd. Smith did well to utilize his height advantage in rounds two and three. He started to gain control of the fight by establishing his jab and landing the right hand.
The jab of Smith continued to be dominant as the fight went on. As the middle rounds came along, Groves started to get a little bit in a groove.
However, in round seven, that all went down the drain as Smith landed a beautiful left hook that sent the champion reeling backwards. Sensing that he had Groves in serious trouble, Smith immediately jumped in – landing punishing blows and ultimately dropping Groves. The referee waved the fight off as Groves shook his head “no” after being given the chance to get up and beat the count.
Callum Smith improves his record to (25-0, 18 KOs). Now the WBA champion and the winner of the Muhammad Ali trophy, the options are plentiful for the new champion.
By: Jerrell Fletcher