Michael Conlan will fight on the undercard of fellow Belfast fighter Carl Frampton's BF world featherweight title showdown with Josh Warrington in the Manchester Arena on 22 December.

Conlan notched the ninth consecutive win of his pro career when he stopped Italy's Nicola Cipoletta in the seventh round in Las Vegas in the small hours of Sunday morning. 

The former world amateur champion will now look to make it 10-0 three days before Christmas. His opponent has yet to be confirmed.

"I'm really excited to be fighting on the same card as my stablemate and friend Carl Frampton," Conlan said.

"I am looking to step up in class and reach 10-0 as a pro by Christmas. The Conlan revolution rolls into Manchester!" 

In a sparkling amateur career, Conlan was ranked No1 in the AIBA world rankings at bantamweight with a medal haul that included an Olympic bronze medal  at the 2012 London Games, Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow two years later, European Championships gold in Bulgaria in 2015 and a World Championships gold in Doha the same year.

Since turning professional in the wake of a controversial exit from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Conlan has clocked up nine straight wins, with six of them coming inside the distance. 

Frampton meanwhile challenges the current IBF featherweight champion Warrington hoping to win his title and use it to write one final chapter before retiring as one of the greats.