BOLTON'S two Jacks could be fighting for English titles on the same boxing bill in the town in May.

Little Lever's Jack Cullen and Farnworth's Jack Flatley are both in action tomorrow at Bolton Whites Hotel.

Middleweight Cullen, aged 25, and light-middleweight Flatley, who is a year younger, are both highly rated and ranked in the country after an impressive first few years on the professional scene.

Flatley is unbeaten in 14 fights, while Cullen has won all but one of his 16 – and that defeat came with the mitigating circumstances of him having far less time to rest than his opponent between their respective semi-finals and final in a prize-fight competition.

Equally as eye-catching has been the style in which the Bolton men have been winning, with both aggressive, front-foot boxers with technique to match.

Cullen's fight this weekend was scheduled to be his first shot at a title against English champion Reece Cartwright.

But the Leeds man suffered injury in training which has caused the fight to be postponed.

As long as Cullen wins tomorrow night, against 34-year-old Portuguese Ricardo Fernandes, that English title bout is expected to be in May, again at Bolton Whites Hotel.

And that could mean Bolton is in line for a two-tilt title shot by the local pair.

The Bolton News reported three weeks ago Flatley hoped tomorrow's fight would set him up for a title challenge in May, and, like Cullen, his immediate sights were firmly set on the English belt.

After missing out on a chance to challenge last year, and seeing a potential title eliminator this month fall through, the Farnworth man reset his hopes on boxing for the title in May.

If he does get that chance then, while there is no guarantee both his and Cullen's shots at the title would be on the same bill, it makes sporting and commercial sense as both have fought there in the past on successful occasions, attract plenty of local fans, and have expressed their love of performing in front of a home-town crowd.

Cullen, who is nicknamed Little Lever's Meat Cleaver and has been trained by Bolton's Tommy Battel since he was a teenager, is ranked 14th in the division nationally, and is the mandatory opponent for Cartwright.

When the two meet in May, the 24-year-old Yorkshireman, who has 22 wins and one defeat to his name, will be defending his crown for the first time since beating Tyler Denny in Walsall last September.

Flatley, whose training base is Elite gym in Halliwell, will be having his second fight in the light-middleweight division tomorrow against 32-year-old Cameroon fighter Serge Ambomo, having come down a weight from middleweight last year – something he says he should have done a couple of years ago.

He is ranked 11th domestically in the division, but is aiming to be comfortably inside the top 10 before the end of the year.

Since turning professional in 2015 he has won 13 of his 14 fights, with one draw against Troy Williamson last June.

As well as the English title he also wants to be in the frame for a British title fight by the end of the year.