JACK Cullen is confident he can get the job done inside the distance when he looks to take Felix Cash’s Commonwealth middleweight title tonight.

‘Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver’ is bidding to make a statement in the domestic 160lb division, knowing he will be well backed by his vocal fans at the Manchester Arena.

The fight, live on Sky Sports, is part of the supporting cast on a big Matchroom Boxing card that sees Irish star Katie Taylor look to become a two-weight world champion and home favourite Anthony Crolla, trained in Bolton by Joe Gallagher, take part in his final fight.

“This is a big opportunity and I’m going to take it with both hands,” said Cullen, who has lost one of 18 as a professional.

“It’s going to be a great fight and I have trained for more than 12 rounds and Felix Cash is going to get smashed.

“He is a good opponent who is probably the best opponent that I’ve fought.

“We are both hungry for this fight and the best man will win but I am coming home with that belt inside the distance.”

Unbeaten Cash is equally confident of victory, the Berkshire man unbeaten in 11 fights as a professional.

“I am really looking forward to this fight, it’s a big show and a big event and a lot of people will be watching as I showcase my skills and what I am about,” he said.

“He has had one good win against a mediocre opponent and I don’t know where he is getting all this from, he thinks he’s a world champion!

“He is going to see on fight night that he is in with a whole different animal and he’s in for the shock of his life.”

Sky's coverage of the Manchester Arena bill begins at 7pm with Cullen's meeting with Cash the third fight on the TV schedule.