BOLTON boxer Jack Cullen got back to winning ways with a good points victory over Slovakian Vladimir Belujsky at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night and now wants another shot at the European title.

In his first outing since his disappointing defeat against Kevin Lele Sadjo in December - that saw him miss the chance to win the EBU European super-middleweight belt - Little Lever’s Meat Cleaver came through eight good rounds to record a 21st professional victory from 25 bouts.

But his only thoughts post-fight were on a possible rematch against Lele Sadjo this year.

The 28-year-old told Matchroom’s YouTube channel: “It was good to just get back fighting and I am buzzing for the win.

“Maybe I will have another fight first, but I want that rematch for the European title.

“I feel like I can beat him [Lele Sadjo] - I know I can beat him.

“I just want that one more opportunity and if it comes, I am going to give it my all.

“If that happens, people will see me be the winner on that night as well.”

Cullen wants to keep on the radar and after a week off he plans a quick return to the gym.

And he believes he can mix it with the best fighters in the super-middleweight division - particularly if he gets the European crown he craves.

He added: “I am pleased top get another eight-rounder in and to be back fighting on DAZN and Matchroom.

“I am going to have a week off now and then get back in the gym.

“That last defeat has pushed me on a lot more.

“I didn’t want to be out too long and drop off.

“I want to climb those rankings.

“There are some top fighters in that top 10 at super-middle and I want to be one of those top boys.

“If I can get that rematch and get the European title I can be in the top five.”

Saturday’s fight on the bill headlined by Conor Benn was far from straightforward but Cullen made it look comfortable against an Irish-based opponent who had only had three defeats in 16 bouts prior to the weekend.

Cullen, who also praised his usual vociferous support ringside, said: “He was a tough lad.

“I caught him with some good shots and just had to stick to the gameplan and not do anything stupid.

“He was coming to win and wanted it as much as me.

“I love having a fight and that was pretty boring for one of my fights.

“I have no cuts and bruises so it was a case of sticking to the plan.

“Sometimes I get a whack and it wakes me up, but I just had to listen to the corner.

“The support wasn’t as big as usual because of the late notice, people being away for Easter and not being able to get the tickets I wanted.

“But I appreciate those who come and support me everywhere.

“I know they will be watching me at home.”