JACK Cullen will be looking to grow his reputation and bank balance tomorrow night.

The Little Lever fighter follows up last Saturday’s impressive stoppage of Alistair Warren at the Bolton Whites Hotel by taking part in the Last Man Standing Prize Fighter event in Dublin.

He will compete against seven other boxers for a jackpot prize of £25,000 as well as £5,000 for the amateur boxing club of his choice.

The format of Last Man Standing means he will have to win three fights with only 45 minutes rest in between if he is to take home the cash.

The 24-year-old had the biggest night of his career so far last weekend when he topped the bill for the first time and won his first belt.

A seven-day turnaround between fights is not ideal, but the prospect of winning such a huge amount of money combined with further boosting his growing reputation was too tempting to turn down.

“I feel fine and now I just want to get straight back out and do it again,” said the fighter nicknamed Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver.

“The only thing I’m thinking about is bringing all that money back.

“I know I’m going to have to fight for it, but that’s the same for all the fighters in the competition – they’re all going to have to fight for it as well.

“I can’t wait. I’m going there to win and I’m going to do everything I can to do it and win that money.

“I love prizefighter, I watch all the ones they have in England and I can’t wait to do it.

“I’m just grateful I’ve been given the chance to be in it. That’s all I want, a chance, and I’ve got it, now it's up to me.”

He will not be short of support at the Dublin National Arena, with his sizeable, loyal fanbase from Little Lever not wasting a second to book their trips.

Within hours of it being announced Cullen was on the show around 20 fans booked their flights with a few dozen more making plans to follow suit.

Cullen regularly has 150 supporters – and rising – at his bouts and they are getting a reputation for being a vocal band of followers.

“I’m going to have great support again in Ireland,” he said. “There were about 20 people buying flights straightaway and there’ll be another 40 or 50 more.

“I’m so thankful to them all for supporting me like this. I’m from Little Lever and there are lots of people from Little Lever who come to fights and support me.

“It’s fantastic for me to have them with me whenever I fight.”

Cullen will be told by his trainer Tommy Battel to be more composed in the ring this weekend than he was last Saturday night when he stopped Huddersfield’s Warren in the fourth round.

It was a devastating show of power, aggression and attacking skills by the Boltonian, even if he didn’t stick to the pre-fight plan.

“I just wanted to get that belt and I went for it from the start,” he said.

“I’m happy I did well and showed what I can do, and now I’m looking forward to having another chance to do it again.”

Warren, aged 30 and a pro for nine years with 32 fights under his belt – 10 of them wins – has been in the ring with some good fighters like Chris Eubank Junior and Luke Blackledge.

But he was outclassed throughout in the English Challenge Middleweight title fight – Cullen’s first eight-round bout – as he struggled to offer any defence to a barrage of blows before his corner retired him in the fourth round.

Battel will allow his charge that one night of free-spiritedness in his ninth bout since turning professional 16 months ago – all victories – but wants to see more composure in the future.

“The only injury he got was a black ear from me beating him round it for the way he fought,” Battel said jokingly.

“I would like to see him box for three rounds and then go for it if he gets the chance.

“But he came out from the start and was all over him.

“He went out with one thought and that was to beat him and win the belt.

“I wouldn’t have minded seeing that but I would have preferred it to be in the fourth, fifth and sixth rounds.

“But he’s been held back, I’ve been holding him back and he just let loose.

“The atmosphere might have had something to do with it. It was deafening.

“He had a lot of supporters and the noise they were making was so loud I couldn’t be heard over it, and I’m a good shouter – they can normally hear me in Stockport when I shout.

“Still, we learned a lot from the night. He’s got to learn from that and handle the occasion.

“He’s got to be more professional, do his boxing first and not go straight for opponents.”

Battel also warned Cullen not to get too carried away by his initial success as a professional.

He said: “He’s a real down-to-earth Bolton lad, a real Little lever lad. He’s got lots of friends in the village and everyone knows him.

“He could easily be a Little Lever celebrity if he wanted to be. But he’s got to be professional and do all the work he has to do if he’s going to be successful.”

Battel also believes it will be extra hard for his fighter to win tomorrow because the show is on home territory for some of his opponents.

“It’s going to be tough this weekend,” he said.

“He’s an English fighter against Irish fighters in an Irish fight so it’s going to be tough to get the decision, but he’s got a chance.”