Ricky Burns to challenge Finn Edis Tatli for European title

Ricky Burns last fought for a title in June 2014 when he lost to Dejan Zlaticanin
Ricky Burns last fought for a title in June 2014 when he lost on points to Dejan Zlaticanin for the vacant WBC international lightweight belt

Former world champion Ricky Burns will challenge champion Edis Tatli for the European lightweight title at the Sheffield Arena on 24 October.

The Scottish boxer, 32, will fight the 28-year-old Finn for the belt he won in April against Yvan Mendy in Helsinki.

Tatli's only defeat in 26 bouts was in a WBA world title challenge against Cuba's Richar Abril.

Burns' bout is on the undercard of Kell Brook's IBF world welterweight title defence against Diego Chaves.

Former WBO super-featherweight and lightweight champion Burns was most recently in action a month ago when he beat Ghanaian Prince Ofotsu in a non-title contest in Hull.

The Scot's record stands at 38 wins in 44 bouts.

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