The men in question were former world title challenger Genesis Servania (30-1, 13), who is best known for his thrilling bout with Oscar Valdez from last September, and world ranked Chinese Featherweight Can Xu (13-2, 1).
Servania isn't there to replicate the style or physical threat of McDonnell but is a very highly skilled fighter who has sparred with Inoue in the past and will keep the Japanese youngster sharp and hone his skills. Xu on the other hand does represent a more stylistic comparison to the Englishman, and is physically very similar with long arms and a tall body.
The two men will begin sparring with Inoue from tomorrow, and will be joined in April by two more sparring partners, both of whom are from Europe and expected to better match the style and stature of McDonnell, who will always pose some real problems phsyically for opponents at Bantamweight.
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