SEAN McGoldrick will pick up his search for a new coach after Friday night’s showdown with Nicaragua’s Cristian Narvaez in Cardiff.

The unbeaten Newport fighter left Tony Borg’s St Joseph’s stable in early June following a comfortable points defeat of Craig Derbyshire.

He trained with former world champion Gavin Rees at Pantside ABC near Newbridge for his last outing on August 4.

And he has done the same ahead of a six-round super-bantamweight clash against 23-year-old Narvaez at Vale Sports Arena.

Speaking about his preparations for the MTK Global show and his plans going forward, he said: “My last fight was only four weeks ago so I went straight back into the gym after it.

“I’ve stayed with Gavin Rees for now because the two fights have been so close together and I didn’t want to be messing around here, there and everywhere.

“My focus and preparation has been the same as always and I’ve got plenty of time after this one to think about what’s next for me.

“I’m keeping it all professional, exactly the same as before my last fight, and I’ll wait until this is out of the way and then weigh things up rather than think about it now.”

Two of Rees’ charges, former WBO European lightweight king Craig Evans and unbeaten light-heavyweight Kody Davies, will also be appearing on the bill in Cardiff.

“It always helps when you’re in a training camp and you’ve got others doing the same as you,” added McGoldrick.

“We’re all working towards the same date and the same goal, and it’s handy when you have that because you all push each other on.”

When asked if his relationship with the Rees stable would play a part in where he decides to train on a permanent basis, he stated: “It is definitely a big option.”

As for Narvaez, the 28-fight pro has prior experience of boxing in Wales – it was only last month that he lost on points to unbeaten Swansea flyweight Jay Harris in Llandarcy.

“I’ve seen a bit of him,” said 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist McGoldrick.

“He’s a game fighter and has boxed for a few titles, and he’s got a higher ranking than me.

“He’s a good opponent for me at this stage of my career and I think he’s going to bring the best out of me.

“Obviously, the main thing I took from my last fight was going eight rounds for the first time.

“I was calm under pressure and found some nice body shots, and my movement was better than in my previous fights, so there were a few little improvements.”