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Ricky Burns has surgery on jaw

9/8/2013 - Boxing

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 through his Twitter account Sunday.

Promoter Eddie Hearn added Sunday on the social networking site that, "Ricky is now in surgery to have a titanium plate in his jaw."

Burns 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.

Hearn said in a tweet he was surprised Burns was able to fight with his injury.

Hearn later tweeted that Burns' surgery had been completed.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.