SEAN McGoldrick says it would be “amazing” to feature on the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker bill in Cardiff next month, but right now a six-rounder at London’s O2 Arena tomorrow is his top priority.

Commonwealth Games gold medallist McGoldrick returns to the ring against Ghana’s Michael Barnor for a first outing since last July, when the 26-year-old stopped Hungary’s Gyula Dodu.

Many expected McGoldrick’s promoter Eddie Hearn to find a space for the Welshman on the Principality Stadium show in October that saw Joshua beat Carlos Takam.

Joshua, also promoted by Hearn, is back at the same venue on March 31 for a massive unification showdown with New Zealander Parker.

But while he is hopeful of getting the call this time around, Newport bantamweight McGoldrick knows tomorrow night’s bout is hugely important to his chances of landing a title fight in 2018.

“If everything goes to plan then hopefully we can bring regular big-time boxing back to Wales,” said the St Josephs ace.

“The next big bill is obviously the Anthony Joshua card and it would be amazing to be on it, so hopefully that might work out too.

“But I’m just focusing on Saturday night and we’ll see what comes after that – I’ll push on after I get the win this weekend.

“Barnor’s quite game. He’s been over to the UK a few times and hasn’t got stopped over here, so I know he’s tough and he’ll come and have a go.

“I need to be sharp, I can’t make any mistakes and I need to produce a good performance.”

He added: “I want to look good and show improvements in every fight.

“I trust my trainers and my management, MTK, that they’re going to do whatever’s right for me.

“If they think I’m ready for a Welsh title shot or a British title sometime this year then that’s what I’ll go for, but I’ll just take it fight by fight.”

The Dodu clash had been his third in four months after debuting in Manchester last March, but six months of inactivity followed that TKO triumph.

“There was no real reason why I was out, it was just the way things fell,” said McGoldrick. “I’m happy to be fighting on Saturday though and I’m looking forward to a busy 12 months.

“Being on such a massive card is great and hopefully I’ll box well to match the occasion.

“I want to get some more ring time and build my experience. That’s what it’s all about.

“I’m heading into my fourth fight now, so I’m looking forward to getting some rounds in and I’ll start pushing on more towards the end of the year.”