JACK Cullen is targeting a rematch with Felix Cash after it was confirmed he would return to the Manchester Arena on the Scott Quigg and Jono Carroll undercard.

Little Lever's Meat Cleaver and Commonwealth champion Cash produced a contender for the fight of 2019 in November as Cash won by stoppage in the eighth round in Manchester.

Cullen's opponent for his return to action on March 7 is yet to be confirmed, but the middleweight is targetting championship belts this year.

"I just want to say thank you to Eddie Hearn for putting me back on these big cards," said Cullen, who has a fight record of 17 wins and two defeats.

"I’m looking forward to it, I’ve just got to keep going and keep winning.

"To be honest, I wasn’t myself, I’m not going to come out with any excuses, but I wasn’t myself.

"I do know if it happens again then I will be winning that fight. So, hopefully, before the end of the year we’ll get it on again."

Cullen, aged 26, was disappointed to have lost the battle with Cash, but believes he has learnt from defeat in his most high profile fight to date.

The Tommy Battel-trained fighter has set his sights on a successful 2020 with his stock continuing to rise. 

"I’ve taken a lot from that fight. To be honest, I wouldn’t mind having it again, I know what I did wrong and I know what I’d need to do if we got it on again," Cullen added.

"I know I’ve got heart, I’ve got it in sparring, I don’t think that is what gains you new fans though.

"I think it matters more about putting on a good show and I did do that, but it wasn’t too good for me."

Matchroom's Eddie Hearn has gone on record praising Cullen and his strong following from Little Lever and the fighter is grateful for the chances the promoter has given to him.

If Cullen was to come through his next couple of fights well then Hearn would be on board for making the rematch with Cash.

"I’ve never been so up and down in a fight before, one minute it looked like you were down, but then you came back and took the kitchen sink, looked like you could stop Cash before you lost the fight late on," said Hearn.

"It was one of the best fights I’ve seen at Manchester Arena.

"It’s a rematch I’d definitely love to make, and I know you want to go straight back in with hopefully, a domestic fight, straight back into titles."

At Thursday's press conference in Manchester it was confirmed that headliner Quigg will be back training in Bolton with former cornerman Joe Gallagher having split with Freddie Roach.