GEORGE GROVES is over the moon he could have his No1 fan in his nook for the World Boxing Tremendous Sequence last with Callum Smith.
Regardless of Saudi Arabian rules being recently relaxed to allow female drivers, there have been fears ladies could be banned from the occasion in Jeddah on September 28.
The Saint’s devoted spouse Sophie has solely missed certainly one of his 31 professional fights, when Essex site visitors meant she arrived simply after Grigor Sarohanian had been knocked out in 2010.
And the 30-year-old – who’s taking up Callum Smith – is ecstatic she might be by his aspect once more.
He mentioned: “She’s coming if she desires.
“If it’s about the way you costume then that’s clearly no downside however I feel for this type of boxing occasion they wouldn’t permit ladies to return usually.
“She’s solely ever missed one struggle – that was in Brentwood – she obtained caught in site visitors.
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“She likes to fake it didn’t occur but it surely took her 5 hours to get there.
“I boxed, got here out and mentioned ‘you didn’t see it did you?’ At first she mentioned she did however then admitted she missed it.
“That’s the one one she’s ever missed – she’s one of the best fan I’ve ever had actually.
“I get folks come as much as me and say ‘I’ve been there because the Froch fights’ and I feel ‘oh cheers mate’. She was there at York Corridor on a non-TV present for my second struggle.”
Promoter Kalle Sauerland added: “We’ve a variety of feminine members on our workforce and I’ve been instructed there might be no downside with them travelling down there.
“We’ve boxers’ wives and girlfriends coming. There are clearly native customs that have to be revered however there might be no issues.”