Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean McGoldrick takes on Ghana’s Michael Barnor on Okolie-Chamberlian ‘British Beef’ bill
Former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sean McGoldrick believes he has the perfect opportunity to shake off his ring rust this weekend as the Welsh bantamweight aims to kick-start a big year in the paid ranks.
Newport native McGoldrick (3-0, 1KO) is set to take on Ghana’s Michael Barnor on the undercard of the Matchroom-promoted cruiserweight clash between his MTK Global stablemate Isaac Chamberlain and Rio Olympian Lawrence Okolie at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.
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“But I’m just focusing on Saturday night and we’ll see what comes after that. I'll push on after I get the win this weekend,” continued the 26-year-old ahead of his bout this weekend against Barnor (14-19-3, 10KOs).
The rugged Ghanaian journeyman has went the distance in all 12 of his bouts to have taken place in Britain and Ireland and McGoldrick predicts that his opponent will give him a welcome workout.
“He’s quite game. He’s been over to the UK a few times and he hasn’t got stopped over here, so I know he’s tough and he’ll come and have a go,” said the Welshman. “I need to be sharp, I can’t make any mistakes and I need to produce a good performance.”