SEAN McGoldrick believes a first professional title fight before the end of 2019 isn’t out of the question.

Newport-born McGoldrick says he is feeling revitalised after teaming up with 2018 British Boxing Board of Control trainer of the year Jamie Moore in Wigan.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist fights for the first time under his new trainer in a six-round super-bantamweight contest against Liverpool's Sean Cairns next Saturday.

And the unbeaten Gwent native (7-0), who previously worked with St Joseph’s coach Tony Borg, believes a good showing at the Copper Box Arena in London will strengthen his title credentials.

"I felt like I needed a change," said McGoldrick. "I went to see Jamie and clicked with him straight away.

“Everything in the gym has been going really well, we're gelling on the pads and he's already taught me lots of little things that have improved my game.

“Hopefully I can display everything that I've learned when I face Sean Cairns on March 23.

"Both Jamie and Nigel Travis are fantastic coaches and I’m confident they can help me achieve what I want to achieve in boxing.

“The gym standard is high and it makes me want to raise and improve my performances. I like to sit back and watch the other guys in the gym spar.

“I'm always picking up on the little things they do differently. I feel like I'm learning off all of them too.

“I definitely have a new lease of life.

“I'm excited to go to the gym and I’m always looking forward to the next session with all of the boys.

“Everyone trains really hard and pushes each other on, it’s a happy place to train and I feel like I’m in a great place.”

He added: "I have to earn the right to fight for titles.

“Hopefully I can put on a solid performance at the Copper Box Arena and that will push my name up there for title opportunities.

“I want to be pushing towards titles, but I understand that I've got to earn these opportunities, I can't just expect them.

“That said, I've got a great team behind me and a title shot at the back end of the year isn't unrealistic.”

For 32-year-old Cairns (3-1), this will be a first bout outside Liverpool since making his pro debut there in 2017.

McGoldrick-Cairns is part of a huge night of boxing at the Copper Box Arena.

The main event sees Croydon's Charlie Edwards make the first defence of his WBC world flyweight title against Spain's Angel Moreno.

Rising light-heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi takes on former English champion Liam Conroy for the vacant British belt.

London cruiserweight rivals Lawrence Okolie and Wadi Camacho collide with the British and Commonwealth straps on the line.

Watford bantamweight Shannon Courtenay makes her highly-anticipated professional debut and Lewis Ritson returns to the ring after suffering a first career loss to Francesco Patera last October.