SEAN McGoldrick has a first professional fight on home soil in his sights after landing a maiden stoppage win in the paid code last weekend.

Newport’s 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist cruised to victory against Hungarian teenager Gyula Dodu on Saturday, claiming a third straight success since leaving the amateur ranks.

His triumph in Solihull, sealed towards the end of the opening round, came following points wins in Belfast in June and Manchester in March.

The 25-year-old bantamweight, trained by Tony Borg at St Joseph’s Boxing Club, will soon start preparing for his fourth pro outing.

That is more than likely to be on a Matchroom Boxing NXTGEN show expected to take place in Cardiff this October – the JD-sponsored NXTGEN series gives up and coming fighters the chance to showcase their skills.

Speaking about the prospect of boxing in the Welsh capital, McGoldrick said: “It would be my first pro fight in Wales.

“I’ve had great support for my first three fights and it would be great for my fans to watch me in Wales.

“I had a really good backing last weekend and in Belfast and Manchester, so a home show is a reward for my supporters too.

“Fighting at home is one of those things you want to do as a pro and having all my fans there is something I’m looking forward to.”

McGoldrick was happy with an early finish in Solihull and pleased to put the frustration of a scrappy performance against Ricky Starkey behind him.

“The fight at the weekend could have been my hardest but it turned out to be my easiest,” he added.

“We changed a few things in training after my previous fight and everything went to plan.

“I started off being more aggressive and everything fell into place.

“I used my jab more and threw some fast combinations, and I felt more energised because I got my diet right.

“The main thing was to get the jab going and improve my footwork.

“I thought I would get a couple more rounds in but as soon as I caught him with a good shot I put my foot on the gas and he couldn’t come back from it.”

He continued: “Tony (Borg) was very happy with how it went.

“We sat down after the last fight and he told me he wasn’t happy with a couple of things, but he was happier on Saturday.

“I ironed out the mistakes of Belfast and it was a good performance, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

“There is still plenty to work on but it’s going to be an exciting journey.”