Callum Smith ready to dethrone old man George Groves in World Boxing Super Series final
Callum Smith claims George Groves is an old man, primed for the picking ahead of their World Boxing Super Series final on Friday night.
Groves puts his WBA (Super) strap on the line against Smith with the British pair set to clash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Smith is the underdog for the contest, but comes into the fight undefeated and confident he will once again step up when required.
And the Liverpudlian explained part of his confidence comes from the fact Groves has been through several wars in his 31-fight career.
Its the same as always, hes a good fighter and Ive got a lot of respect for him, but he looks like an old man, Smith said after weighing in on Thursday.
He looks like hes had a very hard career, theres a lot of miles there. I just think Im the younger, fresher, better man. Im here to take his title.
Both super middleweights made weight for their meeting, with Groves tipping the scales at 167.8lbs and Smith only slightly lighter at 167.3lbs.
Despite the far off location, the WBSS final remains a pinnacle event for Groves and Smith, with the Ring Magazine belt also on the line in the fight.
Ive been involved in some real big fights as a professional, said Groves.
I recently became WBA Super champion and ranked No 1 in the division. Up for grabs for me this time round is the Ring Magazine belt, the WBC Diamond Championship and obviously the Ali Trophy as well.
The tournament is only in year one, but everyone is extremely excited about it. Its a very prestigious thing to be associated with it.
Im going to make sure I win it, and win it well, to stake my claim as the No 1 in the division.