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Ricky Burns vs. Edis Tatli and Gavin McDonnell vs. Jeremy Parodi set for Brook-Chaves undercard

The two fights are the first to be announced for the October 17th undercard.

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The October 17th showdown between Kell Brook and Diego Chaves has its first pair of undercard fights.

Earlier today, Matchroom Boxing announced that former WBO Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns and unbeaten super bantamweight Gavin McDonnell will join countryman Brook in Sheffield.

Burns (38-5-1) has had quite a rough go of it recently, going 2-3-1 in his last six. After being gifted a draw against Raymundo Beltran, "The Rickster" lost consecutive bouts to Terence Crawford and Dejan Zlaticanin in 2014. He has, however, won two of his last three and said loss was a debatable one to professional judge-bamboozler Omar Figueroa on CBS.

Tati (25-1, 8 KO) made a bid for Richar Abril's WBA title last September, losing a majority decision. The 28-year-old, who earned the EBU Lightweight Title with a win over Yvan Mendy, has no real standout wins, but he's a solid opponent for Burns at this point in the latter's career.

McDonnell (13-0-2, 4 KO) won the EBU Super Bantamweight Title by beating previously-undefeated Oleksandr Yegorov on the undercard of March's "Brook vs. Dan" card, while Parodi  (37-2-1, 9 KO) has won two straight since being thrashed by Carl Frampton in 2013.

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