Peter McGrail

By 15th July 2016

Achievements:

  • 2017 World Championships, Hamburg, Germany – Bronze
  • 2017 European Championships, Ukraine – Gold
  • 2017 U22 European Championships, Romania – Silver
  • 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing – bronze
  • 2014 Youth World Championships, Sofia – bronze

Peter joined the GB Boxing squad as a youth boxer in 2014, and has since gone on to become one of  the most decorated boxers on the world class performance programme.

2017 was Peter’s most successful year where he collected a series of medals in some of boxing’s most prestigious tournaments.  In March he won silver at the U22 European Championships.  In June, he went one better when he became the first boxers from Liverpool to win the European Championship, when he defeated Ukraine’s Mykola Butsenko in the final.  He finished the year with a bronze medal at the world championships in Hamburg.

Peter admits that when he first started boxing at 10-years-old it was purely to have a laugh with his friends outside of school.  But after only one week of training with Everton Red Triangle, the coaches told his Dad that Peter would one day be a national champion.

Peter has his first bout at the age of 11 and by 2015 he was a six-time national champion.

When he is not in the gym, or travelling the world with the GB team, Peter is a huge Everton fan and supports his local team when possible.

For the near future Peter’s goal is to represent England at the Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. His ultimate goal is to represent Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.