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World Series of Boxing British Lionhearts vs Italia Thunder

2 March 2018



The World Series of Boxing is coming to Liverpool and local boxer, Peter McGrail, will headline the show when the British Lionhearts take-on Italia Thunder at The Auditorium at Echo Arena in Liverpool on Friday 2 March 2018.

2017 European Champion and world championship bronze medallist, McGrail, boxes for Everton Red Triangle club and is a member of the GB Boxing Olympic squad which provides the boxers to the British Lionhearts team that competes in WSB.

WSB is a global team boxing competition contested by the world’s leading amateur boxers.  It bridges the gap between Olympic and professional boxing and boxers compete without vests or headguards over five three-minute rounds.  A WSB match is contested over five bouts and the team that wins three or more is the winner.

Peter McGrail said: “I love competing in the WSB and cannot wait to finally get the chance to box for the Lionhearts in Liverpool.  I have had a brilliant year in 2017 and am looking to continue my good run when WSB gets underway and put on a great show for all of my family and friends. 

“The WSB events are much more like a professional show with a weigh-in the day before, face-offs and a ringwalk on the night so it creates a really great atmosphere.  As a member of the GB Boxing squad I usually compete overseas and it is a lot of years since I boxed in Liverpool, so to be able to box at home and in a WSB event is going to be brilliant.”


Silver Package - “On the Night”

  • Premium ringside seats
  • VIP Hospitality in ACC Liverpool  (2 course hot buffet, house wine, beer & soft drinks) – Room 11
  • Meet the coaches post fight

       £125 (includes ticket)


Gold Package – “An Audience With…”

  • 'An Audience With the British Lionhearts'
  • As per Silver Package above, plus:
  • Meet the boxers before the fight
  • Keynote talk by Rob McCracken, GB Team Performance Director
  • Storytelling, team photos, signed merchandise and a Q&A session
  • Hear from the GB Team coaches during the fight
  • Post fight analysis

  £175 (includes ticket)

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult



Set Reminder


  • World Series of Boxing - Pre-Show Hospitality

    £125 + VAT per person

  • Bus

  • Car

  • Train

  • Plane

Most Liverpool city centre bound buses will call at either Queen Square bus station (a 15-minute walk) or Liverpool ONE Bus Station, which is only a five minute walk to Echo Arena.

The CityLink Route C4 bus links Queen Square bus station, James Street rail station and Liverpool ONE Bus Station to the venue. CityLink Route C4 operates every 20 minutes on Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays, between 7am – 8pm, with a maximum fare of £1 per journey. Merseytravel prepaid tickets, National Concessionary bus passes and Arriva day tickets are all valid on this service.

For up-to-date information on all bus, train and ferry services, call Traveline Merseyside on 0871 200 22 33, open 8am – 8pm, 364 days a year or visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk

For all car journeys it's best to follow the white on brown tourist route signs for the Waterfront. These signs are visible on the major routes into the city. Echo Arena is situated on the Kings Dock directly adjacent to the south side of the Albert Dock. Upon arrival, the Kings Dock entrance is clearly sign posted. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is right next door. Our sat nav post code is L3 4PF.

From the North...

Leave the M6 at junction 26 and follow signs for M58 Liverpool. Follow to end of M58 and then take signs for A59 Liverpool. Continue to follow Liverpool City Centre until picking up signs for the Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage. We offer a flat fee of £7 for parking for all Echo Arena events.

From the South...

Leave the M6 at junction 21A and take the M62 to Liverpool. At the end of the M62 follow signs for Liverpool City Centre along Edge Lane, picking up and following signs for Waterfront. The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park is signposted 'Waterfront' on the city wide 'available spaces' signage.

From the south...

Virgin Trains operates hourly, direct services from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street (with a journey time of just over two hours). Other long-distance rail services also operate into Liverpool Lime Street station.

Echo Arena is a 20-minute walk from Lime Street or a short taxi ride. You can also transfer at Lime Street onto the underground Wirral Line trains to James Street station (10 minute walk) or catch the CityLink Route C4 (7am – 8pm) directly to the venue. If travelling from outside Merseyside, you can catch an underground train to James Street station from Lime Street station, inclusive of the cost of your ticket.

Flying into Liverpool John Lennon Airport...

A taxi from the airport to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes or the express bus service Route 500 will take approximately 25 minutes, dropping you off within a five minute walk of Echo Arena, while Manchester’s international airport is just 45 minutes away by car.

This event is in The Auditorium Liverpool. This is a standard seating layout for The Auditorium Liverpool for guidance only, as each event layout is unique, so please refer to the individual plan provided when booking your tickets online as the actual layout may differ from this image. The entrance to the venue can be seen here.

The Auditorium Liverpool

You can find more venue layout plans here.

The Liverpool Waterfront Car Park has 1,600 secure, covered spaces, and there are more car parks within five minutes’ walk. The Waterfront Car Park is signposted “Waterfront” on the city-wide “available parking spaces” signs. These signs provide live information as to the number of available spaces. Fees operate on a sliding scale as follows:

£2 for up to 1 hour 
£5 for up to 2 hours 
£7 for up to 5 hours 
£10 for up to 9 hours 
£15 for up to 24 hours

Parking for Echo Arena events: £7 flat rate

More  information on driving to the venue and parking can be found here.