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Peter McGrail Has Unfinished Business

As Japan Fight Confirmed!

(October 18th) Peter McGrail will have “unfinished business” on his mind when he fights on the undercard of a monster show in Japan this December.


The brilliantly gifted super bantamweight has secured a place on the undercard of the huge 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, and delivered a performance worthy of his billing, 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


“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.”

Inoue vs Butler Undisputed Clash Confirmed!

(October 13th) Paul Butler goes in search of boxing immortality in December when he faces Naoya Inoue for the undisputed world bantamweight title.


The WBO champion tackles Japanese hero Inoue, at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, on Tuesday, December 13 on a historic night for the sport, promoted by Ohashi Promotion and Teiken Promotions in association with Probellum.


Inoue holds the IBF, WBA and WBC belts and wants to clean up the division before moving up in weight – but two-time world champion Butler holds the missing piece of the puzzle.


And the fighter from Ellesmere Port, in the UK, heads to the Land of the Rising Sun, fully intent on becoming boxing’s first undisputed bantamweight champion in half a century and scoring one of the biggest away wins by a British fighter ever.


Paul Butler said: “I’ve been boxing for over 20 years and all the successes and set-backs have led me here, to the biggest fight of my career, with the biggest prize in the sport on offer.


“I am under no illusions as to the size of the task that faces me, but I have been going to bed dreaming of becoming the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world.


“Inoue is a phenomenal fighter but not one person should be underestimating me, my skills, or my resolve.  I am going to Japan to write my name into the history of our sport.”


Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum, said: “It does not get any bigger than this, but Paul Butler is ready to carve out history, cause a seismic upset and return home as the undisputed world bantamweight champion.


“We all appreciate how good Naoya Inoue is, we have seen it repeatedly, but the people who really know Paul, know what he is made of and the greater the challenge, the greater his performance will be.”


About Probellum      

Launched in September 2021, Probellum is a global boxing promotion and media company, and the fastest-growing brand in the sport.      


Following the success of the opening two shows in December 2021, Probellum have already announced big fight nights for Dubai, Newcastle and Liverpool with more events to be confirmed in due course.


Probellum’s elite stable of fighters includes Nonito Donaire, Regis Prograis, Estelle Mossely, Lee McGregor, Donnie Nietes, Dina Thorslund and Muhammad Waseem. 


But the company has also recruited the next generation of stars with Peter McGrail, Mark Dickinson and Pat and Luke McCormack and Shabaz Masoud among the young talents under the Probellum umbrella.   


Since launching, Probellum has signed co-promotional partnerships with some of the biggest promoters globally, including DiBella Entertainment (US), 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).   

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