GEORGE GROVES insists his left shoulder is “bulletproof” after rebuilding it for the World Boxing Tremendous Sequence last with Callum Smith.
Groves, 30, dislocated the joint within the semi-final win over Chris Eubank Jr in February and feared for his profession as a result of severity of the agonising damage.
However surgical procedure was a hit and the Saint is able to defend his WBA super-middleweight title on September 28 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Groves stated: “The shoulder is excellent, it wanted numerous work however is best than ever now.
“The shoulder going within the final spherical was a spanner within the works but it surely made for a full of life ending. It gave Chris his solely likelihood at profitable it however he didn’t take it.
“I’m not a surgeon however I received an excellent one and he instructed me it’s again, it’s bulletproof, it’s strengthened and it ought to by no means occur once more.”
Smith, 28, is the present star of the proud Liverpool preventing household and he admitted revenge for Groves’ win over his huge brother Paul could be good.
The Hammersmith ace beat Callum’s older sibling in 2011 and, though he’s targeted on his personal world title problem, he can not assist admit vengeance could be candy.
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Smith stated: “I’m in a very good place, feeling good, lastly right here for my world title combat.
“The combat with George has been talked about for a very long time and I lastly have my likelihood.
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“I do have to step up, it is a world title fight, I expect the toughest fight of my career.
“For me it’s not about revenge, that was a long time ago and me and Paul are totally different fighters with different styles.
“His win over Paul has no relevance, it would be nice to get revenge but this fight is about my journey and my goal and my career, which is to be world champion.”