Sean McGoldrick

Sean McGoldrick aims to create a golden age for Welsh boxing

Published On Saturday, August 4, 2018By British Boxing News

Unbeaten bantamweight Sean McGoldrick plans to create a golden age for Welsh boxing

Boxing in Wales has a bright future and the country’s Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean McGoldrick (6-0) is beaming with excitement.

The Newport starlet is looking to continue his impressive progress as a professional when he fights on the Matchroom card in Cardiff on Saturday – live on Sky Sports – and will follow that up with a slot on MTK Global’s first ever Wales show in the same city on September 7.

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> McGoldrick said: “Every boxer wants to box in their hometown on big shows. It’s what you dream about as a kid.

“Apart from that Anthony Joshua bill, which is kind of separate and a phenomenon in its own right, Wales hasn’t had many massive shows of late.

“For these events to happen and for me to be part of it rather than a spectator like I used to be is very special.

“Hopefully this show is a huge success and well-attended and then the ‘snowball effect’ will mean interest increases and the shows keep on coming here.

“We’ve got some great fighters down in Wales and withthese kind of fight nights being put on, it’s a chance for everyone in the region to gain recognition for the hard work they’ve put in.

“You’ve also got Akeem Ennis Brown from over in Gloucester fighting on the bill on Saturday and him and I are MTK Global team-mates who want to be figureheads driving south-west boxing forward.

“The talent andcalibre of fighter is here already. It’s just they haven’t been given the platforms on which to shine. With Akeem on the rise and MTK Global now involved, hopefully the whole thing will push on.”

McGoldrick and Brown are part of the Matchroom show live on Sky Sports this Saturday – headlined by Joe Cordina.