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Jeffrey Mathebula has jaw surgery

Updated: July 25, 2012, 2:42 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former junior featherweight titlist Jeffrey Mathebula, who lost his belt in a July 7 unification bout against Nonito Donaire, is recovering after recent surgery to repair his jaw, which was broken in two places during the fight.

Donaire won a lopsided decision against Mathebula at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to unify 122-pound titles in an HBO main event. Donaire knocked Mathebula down with a hard left hook to the jaw in the fourth round, which is the shot that might have done ...

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