JACK Cullen believes he will be a man in demand after picking up the biggest win of his career against Avni Yildirim.

Yildirim entered the fight at Eddie Hearn’s Fight Camp on the back of an unsuccessful world title challenge against pound-for-pound superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in February.

And given the company he had mixed with, many made the Turk a heavy favourite against Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver.

But Cullen won in some style, taking the 10-round decision 100-90, 98-92, 97-93 on the three judges’ cards outdoors at Matchroom’s HQ in Brentwood, Essex.

Winning the IBF International super-middleweight title in the process, Cullen now thinks there will be plenty of fighters wanting to try and get his name on their record, while also hoping there might be a call from Hearn too.

“Hopefully Eddie will sign me now,” Cullen joked.

“It’s moving in the right direction, the direction I want it to go. Everyone said Yildirim is going to be a tough opponent and I knew that, but I knew I should be beating fighters like him because of where I want to take my career to.

“I will go with flow, who knows, I reckon there will be all sorts of people jumping out the closet wanting to fight me, but we’ll see.

“At the end of the day, I’m in this game to fight the best and anything can happen, anything is around the corner. It’s all about being switched on and ready, whoever you get offered you’ve got to take the fight with both hands and go for it.”

Michael Jennings-trained Cullen came into the fight having taken Scottish star John Docherty's unbeaten record last November.

And despite some pre-fight predictions and the different backgrounds of the fighters, the 27-year-old was in control from the opening bell as he used his long jab to set up further attacks.

Known for being involved in thrilling fights as he climbed the rankings this was a more polished Cullen who showed off the work he has been doing with Chorley’s former world title challenger Jennings, and his brother Dave, at their gym in Coppull.

The Yildirim victory was Cullen’s 20th as a professional, his record also including two defeats and a draw.

“I’m absolutely buzzing and listen; we came with a gameplan, a couple of rounds in I wasn’t doing what I should have been doing, but I stuck to my gameplan and it paid off eventually," Cullen said.

“I knew he was going to come forward, he’s a tough fighter and he comes to fight – that’s what he did tonight. Like I said with my gameplan, using the jab and trying to not get caught with the right hand. I got caught a few times stupidly, but I got back on my boxing and got through the 10 rounds.

“To be honest with you every fight I’ve seen him in he’s been one-paced. It’s me not doing too much, using the jab, and letting him come forward, instead of me getting involved in a scrap – it worked. We stuck to the gameplan, it worked, and I’m delighted.

“I’ve been working over and over, every day, it’s starting to pay off. Like I said, you’re going to see a different Jack Cullen and I think you did tonight.”

As ever Cullen’s vocal following from Little Lever was a feature of the fight despite the unique surroundings of Fight Camp.

Only 300 fans were in attendance, the concept having been launched behind closed doors last year, each ticket this time costing £750.

“I have got a brilliant support, a lot of fans that love watching and supporting me,” Cullen added.

“There were only 25 in there tonight, but it sounded like 100.”