The Stars of the Ring: Peter Mcgrail10 September 2018
- Name and surname – Peter Mcgrail
- Place and date of birth – Liverpool, England – 31/05/1996
- Age – 22
- Physical data (weight-height) – 56kg / 5ft7inch
- Education (school) – St Edwards College
- Zodiac sign – Gemini
- Quality/fault – I like to play football, table tennis and running
- Other sports – Yoga is my hobby
- Category – Elite
- Sporting record – Youth World and Youth Olympics Bronze 2014 European Champion 2017 World bronze medal 2017 Commonwealth Champion 2018. 117 fights lost 16.
A what age did you start practicing boxing? and why did you choose to practice boxing?
I started boxing at the age of ten at my home club Everton red triangle. I joined boxing because one of my best friends in school asked 5 of us to join and we all went along an joined.
What is your sport dream?
To be become Olympic champion and also world champion amateur and professional.
What is the match that you played that gave you more emotions? And the match that you played but you don’t enjoy it?
I really enjoyed winning European Gold medal as I beat the home country fighter in the final which made this extra special and also I was the first ever person in history from Liverpool to do this.
What advice would you give to those who want to start practicing boxing?
Get involved it is great for your fitness and health and who knows what you could end up to be, you could be the next Olympic champion for your country.
What do you like doing in your free time?
I like to spend time with my partner family and friends and relax to let my body recover. I like to go on adventures up mountains, quad biking.
After life as a boxer, have you thought about what you do?
Business opportunities, opening own gym, commentating for boxing, boxing coaching.
How many times a week do you train? In which gym?
I train 6 days a week 2-3 times a day, I train either in Sheffield at Team GB boxing base or at my home gym Everton Red triangle in Liverpool.
Life as a boxer is compatible with that of student/worker?
Maybe a student yes because you could complete work between session but maybe not a worker because you need to give you body time to rest.
How do you live the night before the match? With anxiety, fear, determination?
The night before a match I am very relaxed an focused make sure my weight is perfect and make sure I get a good nights sleep.
Are you excited when you get in the ring before a match?
Yes I am excited to put on a good performance for everyone watching an make my family and city proud.
If you were to to promote boxing, what would you say?
Boxing is great for health and fitness and keeps you disciplined, why no give it a go?