Sean McGoldrick

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Sean McGoldrick
Real name Sean McGoldrick
Weight(s) Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Nationality Welsh
Born (1991-12-03) 3 December 1991 (age 26)
Newport, Wales
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 4
Wins 4
Wins by KO 2
Losses 0

Sean McGoldrick (born 3 December 1991) is a Welsh professional boxer who was awarded the gold medal for the Bantamweight division at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India,.[1] McGoldrick lost to Manju Wanniarachchi of Sri Lanka in the final and was initially awarded the silver medal. On 10 March 2017, Matchroom Sport and McGoldrick both announced the signing of a professional promotion contract.

Amateur career[edit]

McGoldrick was born in Duffryn, Newport. At the time of the games, he was an 18-year-old pupil at Duffryn Comprehensive School and the Wales national coach was Colin Jones.

On 24 October 2010 National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka announced that Wanniarachchi had failed a drugs test taken during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[2] A urine sample provided by the boxer had contained nandrolone, a banned performance-enhancing drug.[3] Wanniarachchi claims he failed the drugs test due to the asthma medication he was taking.[4] Wanniarachchi subsequently failed the second drugs test and intended to launch an appeal.[5]

In December 2010 McGoldrick was selected as BBC Wales Junior Sportsman of the Year.[6]

In June 2011 McGoldrick was retrospectively awarded the 2010 Commonwealth Games Bantamweight gold medal.[7]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
4 fights 4 wins 0 losses
By knockout 2 0
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
4 Win 4–0 Ghana Michael Barnor TKO 3 (6), 2:04 3 Feb 2018 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England, UK
3 Win 3–0 Hungary Gyula Dodu TKO 1 (6), 2:26 29 Jul 2017 United Kingdom Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, Solihull, England, UK
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Ricky Starkey PTS 6 10 Jun 2017 United Kingdom Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Brett Fidoe PTS 4 25 Mar 2017 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England, UK Professional debut