European Boxing Champion, Peter McGrail, dropped-in to Goodison Park today as part of his preparations for the British Lionhearts forthcoming match in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) against Italia Thunder at The Auditorium, Echo Arena on Friday 2 March 2018.
The lifelong Everton fan, who boxes for Everton Red Triangle Boxing Club, was given a tour of the ground and a backstage view of the facilities at Goodison.
McGrail said: “Although I travel a lot, I try and get to games as often as I can and it was brilliant of the club to show me around. Just walking out of the tunnel onto the pitch was boss. I really enjoyed it and it’s great to know that the club is getting behind me the rest of the Lionhearts as we build-up to our big night on 2nd March when we bring WSB to Liverpool for the first time.
“The WSB events are much more like a professional boxing show with a weigh-in the day before, face-offs and a ringwalk on the night so there will be a really good atmosphere on the night. Some of the staff at the football club said they are going to come down and watch us so it is brilliant to know that we are going to have a lot of support behind us on the night.”
World Series Boxing is a team boxing competition contested by the world’s leading amateur boxers. It bridges the gap between Olympic and professional boxing and boxers compete without vests or headguards over five three-minute rounds. A WSB match is contested over five bouts and the team that wins three or more is the winner.