Peter McGrail looks set to return to the ring in a few weeks’ time.
The former amateur star, who turned professional back in 2021 on the back of a lackluster Olympics in Tokyo, has a record of 7-0 with all but two of those wins coming early.
McGrail has boxed in Dubai and in Japan during the embryonic stages of his paid campaign –– and Boxing Scene has been informed that he will add to the list of countries in which he has plied his trade as a professional when he is back.
The 26-year-old was last in action just last month, at the M&S Bank Arena in his home city of Liverpool, when he outpointed Nicolas Nahuel Botelli by 100 points to 90 on all three cards in what was his first 10-round contest.
And McGrail, the southpaw who won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games while representing England, is said to soon be confirmed as an addition to an undercard in the United States.
Edgar Berlanga, the undefeated super-middleweight (20-0, 16 KOs), recently signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom, will return to the ring on June 24 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
He will take on Jason Quigley, the former WBO middleweight title challenger, atop a card that Boxing Scene understands McGrail –– who himself recently signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom –– will feature on.
Sources suggest that the opponent for McGrail has also been finalised and, providing no last-minute hiccups, we are likely to see Diego Alberto Ruiz in the opposite corner.
The Argentine, 29, will be known to British fans for having been in the ring with Michael Conlan, Jack Bateson, Shabaz Masoud and Lee McGregor.
Recently, Ruiz suffered defeat at the hands of Thato Bonokoane in South Africa over 12 rounds, but his 24-6-1 (12 KOs) record will be on the line against McGrail in the wake of the biggest win of his career as he won an unanimous decision over former
European super-bantamweight champion Gamal Yafai over 10 rounds at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, as part of the supporting cast to Mauricio Lara’s seventh-round stoppage of Leigh Wood to clinch the WBA featherweight crown, back in February.