EDDIE Hearn believes fight fans are in for a treat when Jack Cullen returns to the Manchester Arena in May.

A deal is close to being signed for Little Lever's Meat Cleaver to take on Irishman Jason Quigley on the undercard of Dillian Whyte's heavyweight clash with Alexander Povetkin.

Cullen is set to be swiftly back in training for the May 2 bill having taken just two rounds to dispatch Argentinian Tomas Reynoso at the same venue on Saturday night.

The 26-year-old moved to 18-2 courtesy of a quick night's work on the undercard of Scott Quigg's defeat against Jono Carroll, knowing that a big fight was in the offing.

Now there's set to be another Little Lever takeover of the Arena with the former English middleweight champion taking on a one-time amateur star who has had all but one of his fights in America, winning 18 of 19 outings.

"Jack was really good," Hearn told The Bolton News in the aftermath of his win over Reynoso live on Sky Sports.

"The fight with Jason Quigley which will probably land here on May 2 will be a cracker.

"He (Cullen) will never be in a bad fight and he’s got great fans.

"It was good to bring him back after the Felix Cash fight because some people just say ‘sorry mate, you lost’.

"But I like Jack Cullen. He’s in exciting fights with a great fanbase and we’ll see him again on May 2."

While Hearn is relishing having Cullen as part of his Matchroom Boxing shows, the chances of him working with Amir Khan in the near future appear slim.

Bolton's former unified world champion was ringside at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night and shared a few words with a promoter he has worked with before.

Hearn is still not ruling out Khan finally locking horns with long-time rival Kell Brook but other options are being pursued for the Sheffield fighter.

One of those is challenging Terence Crawford for the WBO World welterweight title, Khan having come up short against the American great in April last year.

Brook could also elect to pursue a different battle of Britain against Liverpool's Liam Smith.

"Amir’s just had a child and he’s got Ramadan coming up at the end of April." Hearn said.

"I don’t think he’s going to box until September onwards.

"We’ve not had any conversations about the Kell Brook fight and we’ve got other plans for Kell that involve Terence Crawford or a domestic fight with Liam Smith.

"We had a good chat tonight and I said ‘let’s catch up’ and I’ve got one of the biggest fights in British boxing ready to go for him but I can’t do any more to try and get him in that fight."