Ricky Burns having jaw surgery

Ricky Burns having jaw surgery
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WBO world lightweight champion Ricky Burns is undergoing surgery to have a metal plate fitted to his broken jaw.

WBO world lightweight champion Ricky Burns has gone under the knife to have surgery on his broken jaw.

The 30-year-old Scot suffered the injury in the second round of last night's draw with Raymundo Beltran, which saw Burns retain his title.

Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Twitter: "Ricky is now in surgery to have a titanium plate in his jaw."

Burns, who has hinted that he will offer Beltran a rematch, will have a metal plate fitted.

Ricky Burns celebrates his victory over Jose Gonzalez during their World WBO Lightweight Championship bout on May 11, 2013
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