JACK Cullen heads into the battle at the Manchester Arena tomorrow night with his next big fight already lined up.

Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver will look to bounce back from his thrilling defeat against Felix Cash when he faces Argentinian Tomas Reynoso on the undercard of Bury star Scott Quigg’s meeting with Jono Carroll.

At Wednesday’s press conference promoter Eddie Hearn told Cullen, and the watching media, that should he come through the eight-round fight as planned he will face California-based Irishman Jason Quigley at the same venue on May 2 in an intriguing middleweight clash.

It would represent a third straight outing for the rising star at one of British boxing’s most iconic venues, heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin headlining in less than two months.

The prospect excites Cullen, Quigley having lost just one of his 19 fights.

He said: “It was news to me in the press conference!

“To be honest, at one point it looked like it was going to be this fight.

“His name did get mentioned but obviously the reason is they want me to get through this, get it smashed and then move onto the next one.

“It’s perfect, it’s less than two months away.

“I know he’s good, class lad but he’s beatable as well.

“I just need to get through this, keep on with my training and then there’s no reason for me not to beat him.”

The former English champion has business to take care of first though against Reynoso, who has 13 wins in 19 fights, the majority coming in his homeland.

Cullen is keen to make a real statement having gained plaudits in defeat against Commonwealth champion Cash in November.

“I’m got beat in my last fight and it’s made me work more,” said the 26-year-old, who has won 17 of 19.

“I’ve trained harder and people say you’re only as good as your last fight but that’s rubbish.

“I’ve got to prove to everybody, especially the Manchester crowd and everyone who’s bought tickets, just how good I really am.

“I feel like I didn’t when I fought Felix Cash.

“I just need to stick to my gameplan, do what I’ve been doing in the gym and it doesn’t matter who is in front of me.

“There’s not much footage around of this guy but we’ve seen enough.”

Cullen expects to have around 250 of his vocal Little Lever fans in the Arena tomorrow night with the fight set to be part of the live Sky Sports broadcast.

It could have been an even bigger night for Bolton with Jack Flatley pencilled into to fight Liverpudlian Anthony Fowler only for a broken bone in his foot to force the former to pull out at the start of the week.

The Farnworth fighter will have to wait for his big chance and Cullen has plenty of sympathy for his former amateur stablemate.

“No-one knew about it until Tuesday,” said the Tommy Battel-trained fighter.

“I bet he’s gutted because I know I would be.

“Hopefully he comes back from it and we see him in the ring again soon.”