Burns has surgery after breaking jaw

Updated: September 8, 2013, 9:27 AM ET
Associated Press

GLASGOW, Scotland -- 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.


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