LONDON – Probellum is today delighted to announce the promotional signings of hugely talented brothers Peter and Joe McGrail.
The Liverpool-born duo enjoyed great success on the amateur stage with older brother Peter a seven-time national champion and gold medalist at both the 2017 European Championships and 2018 Commonwealth Games, while also competing for Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
Joe, 19, was also a standout performer at amateur level, competing in 64 bouts and becoming a National ABA champion.
As a professional, after beating compatriot Ed Harrison on his professional debut last October, 25-year-old Peter (2-0, 1 knockout) secured a second-round knockout victory over Engel Gomez, from Nicaragua, in December on the Conor Benn versus Chris Algieri undercard.
That night proved particularly memorable for the brothers as Peter was joined on the card by Joe (1-0, 1 knockout), who produced a brilliant performance on his professional debut to overcome the challenge of Spaniard Francisco Rodriguez.
The pair train at the Everton Red Triangle Boxing Club under the tutelage of highly respected coach, Paul Stevenson.
“This is a huge moment for our family and I’m over the moon to sign with Probellum, particularly alongside my younger brother,”said Peter.
“It’s been a positive start to my professional career, with two solid victories, and with Probellum behind me, I fully expect my all-round performance to improve significantly in the future as I broaden my experience.”
“I’m really pleased to sign with Probellum and I’m excited about what the future holds,” added Joe.
“Having only competed in my first professional fight at the end of last year, this is a very important time in terms of my development, and I believe this move will be hugely beneficial in the long-term.
“The fact I’m signing at the same time as my brother, a fighter I really look up to, makes it all the more special for our family.”
“Both Peter and Joe are huge talents, and we are delighted they have chosen to sign with us,”added Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.
“Their records at amateur level speak for themselves, and they have both made impressive starts to their careers in the professional ranks.
“Probellum has already made many exciting signings, and Peter and Joe bring even more quality to our stable.”
Peter and Joe McGrail join a stable which boasts a combination of exciting young stars and experienced fighters, including Nonito Donaire, Regis Prograis, Estelle Mossely, Lee McGregor, Donnie Nietes, Troy Williamson, Dina Thorslund, Muhammad Waseem, O’Shaquie Foster, Will Cawley, Mark Dickinson and Pat and Luke McCormack.
Since launching, Probellum has signed co-promotional partnerships with some of the biggest promoters globally, including Wasserman (Germany), Universum (Germany), GYM (Canada), Maravilla Box (Spain), Team Ellis (Australia), Titov Boxing Promotions (Russia), Volcano Boxing (El Salvador), BXSTRS Promotions (Mexico), PR Best (Puerto Rico) Glozier Boxing (New Zealand), Box Office Sports (Ghana) and LNK Boxing (Latvia).Probellum will host a two-night event at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on March 18 and 19, its first shows of 2022, featuring Sunny Edwards, from the UK, defending his IBF flyweight title against Pakistan’s Muhammad Waseem and French fighter Estelle Mossely putting her IBO world lightweight championship on the line against Argentinian Yanina del Carmen Lescano.
A week later, on March 25, Probellum heads to Newcastle’s Utilita Arena where the likes of Troy Williamson, Lewis Ritson and Thomas Patrick Ward will be in action.
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