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Notes: Monaghan to face George on Oct. 16

Light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan makes his return on Oct. 16 in Brooklyn, New York, against Donovan George. Jeff Bottari/Getty Images

A few notes from around the boxing world:

• Light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (25-0, 16 KOs) will face Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 KOs) on Oct. 16 at the Aviator in Brooklyn, New York, in the main event of a Top Rank card on truTV, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com. “It should be a great action fight because they’re both bombers. I don’t see it going the distance the either way,” Moretti said, adding that Top Rank scheduled the card in New York to take advantage of the heavy fan and media contingent expected to be in the city for the Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux fight. That middleweight title unification bout will be the following night on HBO PPV at Madison Square Garden. George will be fighting for the first time since August 2014, when he outpointed Dyah Davis, a result that was changed to a no-decision because George failed his drug test.

• Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced two European title fights that will take place on the undercard of welterweight titlist Kell Brook’s defense against Diego Chaves on Oct. 24 at the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England, Brook’s hometown. Former lightweight and junior lightweight world titleholder Ricky Burns, of Scotland, will challenge Edis Tatli for his European lightweight title. Tatli (25-1, 8 KOs), of Finland, will be making his first defense. Burns (38-5-1, 12 KOs) will be in action for the first time since a decision loss in an action-packed fight against Omar Figueroa in May. England’s Gavin McDonnell (13-0-2, 4 KOs) will look to defend his European junior featherweight title for the first time when he faces France’s Jeremy Parodi (37-2-1, 9 KOs). Both bouts will be part of the Brook-Chaves pay-per-view broadcast on Sky Box Office in the United Kingdom.

• Junior lightweight Jason Sosa (17-1-3, 13 KOs), 27, of Camden, New Jersey, signed a co-promotional agreement with Top Rank and Russell Peltz. Sosa is in training for a fight against Mexico’s Jorge Pazos on Oct. 2 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. “This is a big day for me,” said Sosa, who has knocked out 12 opponents in a row. “This motivates me to do bigger and better things in my career as a professional boxer. I am more than happy and blessed to have signed a new agreement with Peltz Boxing and Top Rank.”