Ricky Burns to resume light training after jaw injury

Ricky Burns is caught by a punch from Raymundo Beltran

Ricky Burns can start training again as he recovers from the broken jaw suffered during last month's fight with Raymundo Beltran.

The WBO lightweight champion retained his title in controversial circumstances, with many observers believing the Mexican had won.

Burns posted on Twitter: "Was at hospital last week and jaws getting there. Can resume light training but still no boxing for a few weeks.

"Going nuts here! Haha."

The Scot's world title defence at the SECC in Glasgow last month ended in controversy after Beltran had the Coatbridge boxer on the floor in the eighth round.

However, one judge gave Burns the verdict by 115-112, another gave it to Beltran by 115-113, with the third judge scoring it 114-114, which meant the bout was tied.

Burns, evidently in pain as the fight progressed, was taken straight to hospital, where he underwent surgery to have a metal plate inserted into his jaw.

Initially, Burns's promoter, Eddie Hearn, suggested his career could be in doubt, but his manager, Alex Morrison, later said: "Ricky will definitely fight again, one million per cent."