NEWPORT bantamweight Sean McGoldrick maintained his 100 per cent start to life as a professional with a first round knockout win on Saturday.

After points victories over Brett Fidoe and Ricky Starkey earlier this year, McGoldrick was too good for Hungarian Gyula Dodu in Birmingham.

The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist continues to train at St Josephs gym in Newport.

And trainer Tony Borg was impressed with the 25-year-old’s performance on Saturday.

“Sean entered the ring to loud cheers from the huge following that had come to see him perform,” said Borg.

“And it was a punch perfect performance as he fed his Hungarian opponent with stiff jabs before taking him apart with heavy shots to head and body.

“Dodu was down twice in the round before Sean put him down for the full count.”

Meanwhile, Nathan Cleverly’s proposed return to the ring against Badou Jack could be in doubt.

Cleverly, the WBA light-heavyweight world champion, has reportedly been in talks to take on WBC world super-middleweight champ Jack.

The bout was set to take place on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor undercard on August 26 in Las Vegas.

But the World Boxing Association championships committee has now ordered a bout between Cleverly and Dmitry Bivol, the interim champion at 175 pounds.

Cleverly has been the champion of the category since October 2016, when he defeated German Juergen Braehmer in six rounds.

His record is 30 wins, three losses, and 16 knockouts and he has not fought since claiming the belt against Braehmer.

According to WBA Rule 11, a champion has 120 days to have a mandatory fight and this deadline has already expired for the Cefn Fforest fighter.

Kyrgyzstan-born Bivol won the interim championship in May 2016, after defeating Felix Valera by unanimous decision, and has already successfully defended his belt twice.

Both fighters and their teams have been notified and they have 30 days, as of July 27, to reach an agreement or the fight will be called to purse bids.