The Commonwealth gold medallist McGrail won the 10-round affair with judges scoring the bout 99-91. 99-91 and 100-90 for McGrail.

Liverpool’s boxing star McGrail (9-1, 5 Kos) won the WBA international super bantamweight title.

Tokyo Olympian McGrail was coming of the back of a shock knockout loss to Ja’Rico O’Quinn last December in Arizona.

McGrail was scheduled to fight Rico at Liverpool’s exhibition centre in the main event of Matchroom’s NXTGEN bill but the American withdrew.

Super Bantamweight McGrail told Merseysportlive a rematch with Rico is what he wants next in his career.

“I want to right the wrong that I believe wrongly happened I felt comfortable in there, but he landed a good shot fair play to him.”

“I just want to get in there and punch his head in I would have like to do that tonight it would have been great to have Rico in there.”

It was a boxing masterclass from the southpaw McGrail who dominated the centre of the ring in the fight.

Round three of the fight saw McGrail land a left to the body of Leach followed by a right jab on Leach’s head.

In the sixth round of the fight McGrail landed a brutal right hand on Leach causing swelling to occur above Leach’s right eye.

With 40 seconds remaining in round 10 of the fight McGrail landed a beautiful combination to place a cut above the right eye of Leach.

Boxing ace McGrail showed shades of former multi weight world champion Vaasily Lomachenko when he fought after watching his tapes.

“I’m a southpaw for me Lomachenko with Pacquiao are in the top five southpaws and I watch him loads, you pick things up when you watch them.”

“Hopefully in the future boxers watch me and try and imitate me and be the next Peter McGrail.”

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2H9TCWP Peter McGrail (right) and Joe McGrail during the media workout at The Black-E, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday December 8, 2021.

Furthermore, McGrail revealed to Merseysportlive he did not want to take any risks in the fight against Leach coming of the back of a loss.

“Marc was on the back foot he was tricky, coming of the back of a loss I didn’t want to do anything silly or rush things I just wanted to win.”

The future looks bright for Peter McGrail despite his loss to Rico he has a flawless career and produced an almost perfect performance against Leach who was a former British champion.