Heaton's hotly-tipped Khaleel Majid will get his chance to shine on the big stage next month. 

‘The Major’ will have his fourth professional fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, July 6 as part of a Matchroom Boxing bill being televised live by Sky Sports. 

There is already Bolton interest on the card with ‘Little Lever Meat Clever’ Jack Cullen set for the biggest fight of his career when he challenges Felix Cash for the Commonwealth middleweight title fresh from winning the English belt.  

Having won three out of three, 22-year-old super-lightweight Majid will be out to impress in front of his biggest audience yet. 

Manager and trainer Kieran Farrell is backing his man to take the opportunity with both hands as he looks to rise through the ranks. 

“I’ve said all along that big promoters would be interested in putting Khaleel on and now he’s got himself on an Eddie Hearn Matchroom show,” he said. 

“Khaleel’s job now is to go out there and impress and make sure that he gets invited back again. 

“Training has been going well. He’s working really hard and putting a lot of effort in.

“I’m seeing massive improvements from him.”

Farrell insists there’s no rush with a fighter who only entered the paid ranks last September with a win over Lee Hallett. 

Another points victory over Ivan Godor followed less than a month later before Antonio Horvatic was seen off at the Bolton Whites Hotel in March as Majid delighted a home crowd.

"He’s only 22,” said Farrell. 

“Over the next two or three years we want to build him up. 

“There’s no point in taking unnecessary risks, it’s all about getting the right opponents at the right time. 

“He’s learning all the time. 

“At this stage we’re even looking at things like pacing him through a four-round fight.” 

The Heywood-based fight figure is confident however that Majid will prove popular with a wider audience. 

Comparisons with Amir Khan are easy to make given they share a hometown, have a similar style and are close in weight divisions. 

“Amir Khan was a crowd pleaser in a way due to his suspect chin,” said former fighter Farrell. 

“Khaleel is the opposite in some respects. 

“He’s strong, durable but lightning fast as well, that’s where the similarities come in. 

“The thing now is getting the best out of that work rate.”

Matchroom’s Manchester Arena bill also sees Farrell’s brother Nathan make his professional debut. 

Elsewhere, Lawrence Okolie puts his British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight titles on the line against Jack Massey while Sheffield’s Dalton Smith and Anthony Crolla’s prospect Dylan Evans are in action. 

Liverpool’s Anthony Fowler has also stepped in to face Brian Rose after an injury to Scott Fitzgerald meant his Lancashire derby with Rose had to be called off. 

For tickets priced £40, £60, £100 and £200 contact Cullen or Majid on social media.