In the World Boxing Super Series 2018, best boxers fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy. A match between Callum Smith and George Groves in the final round will crown this year’s Middleweight Champion. We all want to know: Are the George Groves v Callum Smith odds changing due to Groves’ shoulder injury?
Originally, the final round between Callum Smith and George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series 2018 was supposed to be on June 2. However, UK gambling news reported that it would be pushed back to either the Saturday of July 7 or July 14. Apart from this, the new venue would most likely be at Manchester Arena or an outdoor stadium to welcome a bigger crowd.
The rescheduling of the fight is requested by Groves who suffered from a recent shoulder injury. He is declared unfit to fight on the original date and would need time to nurse back his health. A surprise injury like this could change George Groves v Callum Smith odds.
Groves Suffers From an Untimely Injury
On the 17th of February 2018, George Groves dislocated his shoulder in the semi-final round against Chris Eubank Junior. Two weeks later, he underwent a surgery to repair the tissue. This injury could not have come in a worst time!
At the moment, online gambling sites in UK estimate better odds for George Groves to win the World Boxing Super Series 2018 finals at 69/100. The 29 year-old boxer has been a Middleweight Champion since 2017. Ring Magazine also ranked Groves at number one in this division.
Contrary to his good betting odds, Groves would have lost around 3 to 4 months of training time if he wanted to make a full recovery. Apart from this, there is always a possibility for shoulder dislocation to happen again. Because of this, the George Groves v Callum Smith odds should change to favour Smith.
Smith Willing to Wait for Groves
“George was the one everyone wanted to beat,” said Callum Smith. “Fingers crossed he can recover and we can get the fight on. He’s the number one seed and it’s the fight I wanted.” Smith is even willing to wait until 2019 if it means a fair match between the two.
Callum Smith has been unbeaten in 24 past matches. 17 of those matches were KO wins! According to online sportsbook sites in UK, Callum Smith’s odds to win over the Middleweight title defender are at 148/125. The George Groves v Callum Smith odds reveal that Smith has a shot at earning the world title!
Bet on George Groves v Callum Smith Final Round!
The betting odds are tipping towards George Groves (69/100) in the World Boxing Super Series 2018 finals. However, it is more likely that Smith (148/125) will beat Groves who suffers from a shoulder injury. So, you should take advantage of the unchanging odds and bet on the George Groves v Callum Smith match at 1xBet Sportsbook!