Peter McGrail will have “unfinished business” on his mind when he fights on the undercard of a monster show in Japan this December.
The gifted super bantamweight has secured a place on the undercard of the undisputed world bantamweight title showdown between Naoya Inoue and Paul Butler in Tokyo.
McGrail returns to Japan on December 13 ready to draw a line under the disappointment of his Olympic exit in the country last year and show the world of boxing why he remains destined for the pinnacle of the sport.
The Liverpool fighter headlined his first show at Probellum Liverpool II on Saturday night, as he broke the spirit of Alexander Espinoza and forced him to retire at the start of round six.
McGrail (5-0, 4 KOs) now turns his attention to an eight-round contest with Hironori Miyake at the Ariake Arena and ending 2022 with a bang in Japan.
“I've got unfinished business in Japan,” McGrail told Probellum.com.
“The last time I was there, I had a belter of a trip with the team, a trip that will be me for the rest of my life, and I'm proud of where I got to, as an amateur and going to the Olympics, but I just feel as though I've got unfinished business.
“And it would be nice to go over there and get the win. I should've got a few wins when I was there last time, but it's a different game now, that was the amateurs, but I've got unfinished business.”
McGrail has made a stunning start to life as a professional and he hopes the return to Tokyo will cap off an excellent year.
“I'm looking forward to going back because when we went, it was during Covid, so I've only seen Japan looking out of buses and looking from balconies,” he said.
“I didn't get to see what it's about and obviously I didn't get the result we wanted. So, we'll be going over there, getting the result we want, and I'll be with my team, making good memories. We were in Dubai at the start of the year, I headlined my first show in Liverpool in my fifth fight, in my first 10 rounder, so things are looking good.”