Michael Conlan will face Argentinian Luis Fernando Molina at Madison Square Garden two weeks before Christmas.

The Belfast man returns to the iconic venue, nine months after kicking off his pro career with a St Patrick's Day stoppage of Tim Ibarra.

He's now 4-0, and will look to round off a terrific year by overcoming Molina, who's been in the paid ranks for four years and never been stopped. They'll square off on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux showdown on 9 December.

Belfast featherweight Conlan comes into it on the back of a September knock-out victory over Kenny Guzman in Arizona, dispatching the previously unbeaten 30-year-old with a huge right-hander at the end of the second.

"Every time I get in the ring I know I need to do better than the last time," he told RTÉ 2fm’s Game On last month.

"I want better opposition because the better the opposition, the better I perform. I’ve always been like that. I want someone to bring the best out of me."