By Richard Damerell
Last Updated: 12/01/18 1:03pm
Callum Smith’s World Boxing Super Series semi-final against Juergen Braehmer will be held in Nuremberg on February 24.
The Liverpudlian super-middleweight must travel to Braehmer’s home country as he attempts to set up a final with the winner of all the British battle between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr on February 17.
Smith’s trainer Joe Gallagher had called for a neutral venue, but the unbeaten 27-year-old insists he is not concerned about travelling to the backyard of his German opponent.
I am the better man, the younger, fresher man, and I believe I will do what needs to be done to get to the final.
“I believe I will beat Jurgen Braehmer anywhere in the world and it is a nice away trip for my fans,” said Smith.
“I am the better man, the younger, fresher man, and I believe I will do what needs to be done to get to the final.”
Smith reached the last four with a unanimous decision win over Erik Skoglund in September, while Braehmer also triumphed on points against Rob Brant in October to book his place in the semis.
“I am looking forward to the fight,” said 39-year-old Braehmer.
“Callum is a good fighter, but I feel confident that I will win this fight. I am in this tournament because I strongly believe I have the ability to win it. Next step towards my goal is a victory in Nuremberg.”