Glasgow 2014: Sean McGoldrick braced for tough title defence

Sean McGoldrick
Sean McGoldrick beat Australia's Jackson Woods on a split decision.
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
Dates: 23 July - 3 August. Coverage: Live on BBC TV, HD, BBC Radio 5 live, Red Button, Connected TVs, online, tablets and mobiles

Sean McGoldrick acknowledges he faces a tough task to defend his Commonwealth Games title.

McGoldrick was awarded a belated Delhi 2010 gold medal following the disqualification of Sri Lankan bantamweight Manju Wanniarachchi.

The 22-year-old bantamweight began the defence of his title on Monday, overcoming Australia's Jackson Woods on a split decision.

"It is a tough category and I'm going to give it my all," he said.

"But as I have been saying, 2010 is a different year. This is 2014, I am fully focused on this year, it doesn't matter about the past."

McGoldrick faces South Africa's Ayabonga Sonjica in the quarter finals on Wednesday and victory would guarantee him a bronze medal.

He insists there is no "pressure on me whatsoever" from Team Wales succeed in Glasgow.

"If anything I put the pressure on myself," he added.

"Wales don't put any pressure on me. I want to do well myself.

"I don't want to lose to no fighter, regardless of who it is."

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