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All I need is wife with me in Saudi Arabia: George Groves


By Declan Taylor

George Groves admits many of his most loyal supporters will be left disappointed by his September 28 outing in Saudi Arabia - but that his 'best fan ever', wife Sophie, will be ringside.

Groves heads to Jeddah to defend his WBA super-middleweight title against Callum Smith in the final of the World Boxing Super Series in a fight which would seem more at home on British soil.

But, as per terms of the contracts they signed when they first agreed to join the tournament, both knew that any of their contests in the so-called WBSS could take place anywhere.

That meant the strict regulations in Saudi Arabia had cast doubt over whether Sophie would be allowed to attend, but Groves has been promised there will no problem on fight night.

Groves said: "She's the best fan I've ever had. There will be a few regular faces from my fights who won't be able to make it, and that will be disappointing, but I just want to get on with it."

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