Super-middleweight prospect Taylor McGoldrick is spurred on by a competitive rivalry with his new gym-mate: his cousin, Conrad Cummings.
Cummings has recently switched gyms to join relative McGoldrick in Belfast and as he prepares for a slot on a glitzy #MTKFightNight at Belfast’s Ulster Hall on Friday, McGoldrick has gained an extra edge in training.
McGoldrick said: “It’s great to have my cousin Conrad in camp with me now. His father trained both of us as amateurs growing up and we’ve always been good mates.
“The ‘craic’ in camp is great now. It’s brought a lot of life into the environment and I know Conrad is loving training with me too because we grew up together. All is good.
“We’re both very competitive and always trying to beat each other every day and in every single exercise we do.
“I think it’s healthy. We push each other on and it’ll be even more competitive when we start sparring each other!”
“I’m really looking forward to getting back in there next week and showing off the power I have in both hands.”
McGoldrick was last seen at the same venue back in March when he blasted Gianni Antoh aside inside a single round.
Joining the Belfast starlet on a huge card is a WBO European light-heavyweight title showdown between former sparring partners Steven Ward and Liam Conroy and another title bout in Tyrone McKenna and Darragh Foley’s WBC International super-lightweight collision.
Popular local welterweight Paddy Gallagher takes on undefeated prospect Liam Wells, Lewis Crocker faces former French champion Karim Aliliche in another eight-rounder and Caoimhin Agyarko and Owen O’Neill look to steal some thunder on the undercard.