Irish amateur standout Michael Conlan will box on the undercard of one of the best fights of the year in Vasyl Lomachenko v Guillermo Rigondeaux on December 9th.

His brother Jamie Conlan is also preparing for the biggest fight of his career against IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Jerwin Ancajas, on November 18th in Belfast. Speaking to iFL TV, the 25-year-old described his recent sparring session with his older brother.

“[Sparring] used to be [wars] when we were younger, but now we’re a team. He’s my mentor, I have him at every one one my fights in my corner. He’s someone I look up to.

“It’s different now, I don’t think ‘he’s my my big brother I gotta beat him up’, the way it used to be when we were younger and he used to beat the sh*t out of me. This week’s sparring, it was meant to be technical, working on things. I was very, very happy with [the sparring].”

The Olympian is also excited at the prospect at fighting on the undercard of a fantastic bill in New York, headlined by Lomachenko v Rigondeaux. “I grew up watching these guys, they’re people I look up to, and aspire to be. Now I’m on the undercard of the best fight there’s ever going to be [for boxing fans].”

Watch Michael Conlan as he aims to go 5-0 on December 9th on the Lomachenko v Rigondeaux undercard.