SEAN McGoldrick has absolutely no regrets over swapping Wales for the north west of England after linking up with trainer Jamie Moore six months ago.

Unbeaten Newport ace McGoldrick left the Tony Borg stable of fighters at St Joseph’s last summer, before a brief spell working under Newbridge’s former world champion Gavin Rees.

In January, 27-year-old McGoldrick revealed he had moved to Moore’s set-up in Wigan, since when the Welshman has won twice to take his professional record to 9-0.

McGoldrick, whose clash with Thomas Essomba on August 2 is set to be for the WBC international bantamweight title, is loving life in his new surroundings.

And the Commonwealth Games gold medallist feels the improvement he has already made since changing gyms justifies his decision to go north.

“I’ve got no regrets about leaving, I definitely made the right choice,” he said.

“It is hard being away from home, but I’m fully focused on boxing.

“I’ve got a great team around me and MTK are the best in the world at managing fighters.

“It’s nice training near home, but I feel that where I am now is only going to help.”

He added: “Jamie is a very good trainer. He really understands boxing and breaks things down very well.

“Jamie has already started on the tactics for the next fight, and how things are going to work on the night.

“Watching him with the other lads in the gym, he reads fights very well, and you can see that when he’s doing commentary.”

When asked if he had improved under Moore, he replied: “One million per cent!

“Jamie has definitely made me a better fighter, I can feel it.

“The comments I’ve had from my last two fights have been really positive.

“People have said they can see how I’ve improved and the difference being up here has made. It’s a learning process and there is plenty more to come.”

Moore, a former British, Commonwealth and European super-welterweight champion, also trains the likes of Carl Frampton, Martin Murray, Rocky Fielding and Jack Catterall.

McGoldrick spent 18 years at St Joseph’s, becoming a hugely popular member of the Newport gym as he made big strides as a successful amateur before turning professional in October 2016.

“I still speak to everyone from St Joseph’s,” he said. “I was back there not long ago, just before my last fight.

“Everyone there understands why I had to move away, and they wished me all the best.

“I’m really grateful for the part they played in my boxing career.

“I still speak to Gavin Rees. He was a legend for helping me out after I left St Joes and always looks out for me.”