In comfortably defeating Gianni Antoh last Friday, Mike McGoldrick made it a successful return to the ring and the Barrow light heavyweight believes he had plenty left in the tank.

McGoldrick was awarded the decision 40-37 after a four-round bout he controlled at the University of Bolton Stadium, never really looking in any danger of not making it four wins from four professional fights.

It was the first time he had stepped into the ring in eight months, but there was little sign of rust against his opponent from Cambridge, nor was there an indication of the injury that had prevented him from boxing during the spring.

McGoldrick said: "I've had the chance to watch the fight back and it did look as though I was comfortable.

"He was quite a bit heavier than me and he was really strong, especially when I was getting close to him, so it didn't feel perhaps as comfortable as it looked.

"It was a comfortable win in terms of points and it's just another four rounds in the bank, really, and I just want to build on that.

"I felt good after the four rounds as well. I felt I could do another two easily, if I was in a six-rounder."

Although Antoh didn't land any heavy shots of his own, defensively he was a tough test for McGoldrick, who had to remain patient in picking his moments to break through.

"He had a really strict, tight defence and he was a little bit shorter than me, a little bit more compact than me, so I was having to switch up between head and body to try and break him down," McGoldrick said.

"He was a tough character and it was a good fight."

After his longest gap between professional fights so far, the 34-year-old, who is trained by Preston-based Johnney Roye, is keen to get back into the ring before long while at the same time is interested in testing himself in going for a longer distance.

McGoldrick said: "I just want a six-rounder - I wanted a six-rounder last week - because the Board [British Boxing Board of Control] won't sanction you for titles at ten rounds, I think, until you've had six rounds, at least.

"Hopefully, come September, I think it is, I'll be fighting in a six-rounder before the end of the year if I can stay injury-free and then get through another training camp."