Date of Birth: 22/10/93
From: Little Lever
Record: 19-2-1 (9 KOs)
Height: 6ft 3in
JACK CULLEN is a man TV networks can turn to when they want excitement in the ring.
‘Little Lever’s Meat Clever’ showed what he was all about in November when he thrilled Sky Sports viewers again.
He certainly wasn’t booked to beat unbeaten Scot John Doherty and when he was dropped after 20 seconds, it was a big ask for Cullen against Matchroom prospect.
He defied the odds though and showed that he is real force in the domestic 12 stone division and took a clear points win after ten exciting rounds,
Cullen had a low key start to his professional career that began in October 2016, despite winning 15 of his first 16 fights almost exclusively on VIP cards.
Recognition came in May 2019 when he captured the vacant English Middleweight title dropping Jack Sellars three times and stopping his rival in eight rounds.
Less than three months later he got a breakthrough on Sky Sports when he defended his crown against favoured Dillian Whyte managed boxer John Harding Jr.
Cullen was at his best, Harding Jr had little answer to his taller rival’s work, and referee Bob Williams was forced to intervene in the eighth round.
That win booked Cullen a crack at Commonwealth Middleweight champion, Felix Cash and nobody was let down as the pair dished up a Fight of the Year contender.
Cash is hot property and floored Cullen early, but the VIP man gave his all and the champion had to come through rocky patches. Ultimately it was a step too far on the night, and this time it was Jack who succumbed in eight rounds.
He teamed up with new trainers Michael and Dave Jennings earlier in 2020 after his draw against another serious prospect Zak Chelli.
That would be a rematch to savour.