Bolton boxing star Jack Cullen has his sights set on winning the British Super Middleweight title in Manchester tomorrow.

Cullen takes on former training camp colleague, Oldham’s Mark Heffron, on the undercard of the big rematch between Liam Smith, who also used to train in Bolton, and Chris Eubank Junior.

The event is expected to see the AO Arena packed to capacity and Cullen, who will have in excess of 500 of his own fans in attendance from Little Lever, says it could be like the days when Manchester’s own Ricky Hatton used to create an electric atmosphere.

The 29-year-old told The Bolton News: “It is a fantastic bill and it is almost sold out I hear so it will be packed like the Ricky Hatton days.

“I have sold 600 tickets to my fans who always travel from Little Lever to back me and Mark also has a good following.

“Add that a Manchester crowd and it should be electric.

“When you get the bigger cards it is a real buzz and it excites me.

“I think it gets me going and nights like this are what I am in this game for.”

The two boxers certainly know each other well after training together in Bolton in the past and also sparring.

Heffron, who is slightly older at 31, still trains with renowned coach Joe Gallagher.

Cullen says it was inevitable the two would come head to head at some point.

And while ‘Little Lever’s Meat Clever’ says the pair remain friends outside the ring, tomorrow night it is all about getting business done and winning the British title he has targeted for so long.

Cullen, who has 26 wins and just four defeats in his professional career, added: “I always knew this was going to happen between Mark and I. We used to train together at Jennings and I have sparred with him as well.

“It was always going to be in line for us to fight as we have always been the same weight.

“He will bring his best and he knows I will bring mine.

“Yes, we are mates away from the ring but the way I see it is that he is the man in the way of my title this weekend and I need to beat him - and I will.

“When you know each other so well it can mean you know what to expect so it will be about who is better on the night and who has the better game plan.

“But this is the title shot I have wanted and I am determined to take it.

“Camp has gone great - as well as it could.

“I feel in great shape - the running has gone well and the gym has as well as the strength and conditioning.

“To be fair I have been given big arena fights and that has helped me get this shot and I am ready.

“And what a place to do it for a lad from Bolton against one from Oldham at Manchester Arena. Bring it on - I can’t wait for this weekend.”