Farnworth boxer Jack Flatley has his sights set on glory ahead of his rematch against Nathan Heaney tonight.

The 28-year-old is fighting for the vacant WBA Continental Middleweight Championship live on BT Sport in Telford.

‘The Quiet Storm’ has been eager to get another shot at Stoke’s Heaney after their previous bout ended in controversial circumstances following a clash of heads last September.

Flatley, who has won 20 and drawn one of his 24 pro outings, felt he was gaining control of the initial clash before it came to a premature end and is determined to go one step further this time around.

“I am feeling great,” he told The Bolton News. “My training has gone well and I am in a good place. 

“Obviously, I’ve got the rematch from a fight that I thought was shaping up to be a good one. I felt like it was going my way. 

“It is great that I’ve got the rematch to prove that. I have had an extra six months and I am probably in my peak now in my career. 

“I have just developed my skills by being in the gym in that time and I am going to show it on Saturday night.

“It would mean everything to me. That is why I have worked so hard and pushed myself out of my comfort zone."

Flatley overcame Vasif Mamedov on points in his last fight at the Bolton Stadium Hotel three months ago.

The Farnworth man is proud to be representing his local area and is grateful for the support he has received in the build-up to the fight.

He knows it will not be easy heading to Heaney’s “back garden” but says occasions like these are why he got into the sport.

“It is a big platform and I will be representing Bolton,” Flatley added.

“I am representing my gym as well (Elite Boxing Gym). Hopefully, I can win the title and I am sure it will be a great crowd.

“I have got some fans coming down with me and I have had a lot of support from my sponsors, from my coaches and the community in general. It adds more fuel to the fire to win.

“That is what I am in boxing for, for opportunities like this.

“Being the main event is even better. It is in Heaney’s back garden, which is going to sell a lot of tickets.

“But these are the nights that I want in my career, it is going to be great.”