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Burns has surgery on broken jaw hurt in fight vs Beltran

The Canadian Press

9/8/2013 9:33:56 AM

GLASGOW -- Scottish boxer Ricky Burns has had surgery after breaking his jaw in a draw with Mexican challenger Raymundo Beltran in a WBO lightweight title fight.

Burns confirmed his injury on Twitter, with promoter Eddie Hearn adding Sunday on the social networking site that "Ricky is now in surgery to have a titanium plate in his jaw."

He fought with the injury for 10 rounds and was floored in the eighth round on Saturday. However, Burns managed to secure a draw -- to his surprise and that of his hometown fans in Glasgow -- and retain his title after the third judge scored the fight 114-114.