WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns resumes training
Last Updated: October 3, 2013 3:07pm
Ricky Burns: Making progress after breaking jaw
Ricky Burns has been told he can resume light training as he bids to return from the broken jaw he suffered in his latest title defence.
The World Boxing Organisation's lightweight champion reported progress in his recovery on his official Twitter account, less than four weeks after his injury.
Burns underwent surgery to insert a titanium plate after Raymundo Beltran inflicted a clean break of the Scot's jaw early in their world title bout on September 7.
The Coatbridge fighter wrote: "Was at hospital last week and jaw's getting there, can resume light training but still no boxing for a few weeks. Going nuts here! Haha".
Promoter Eddie Hearn had cast doubt on the 30-year-old's boxing future in the aftermath of the operation but Burns' manager, Alex Morrison, soon insisted his charge would fight on and hoped to give a rematch to Beltran.
Burns controversially retained his belt after the judges declared the Glasgow fight a draw to the disgust of the Mexican and his camp.