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Burns Not Worried About Jaw, Training For Crawford

Ricky Burns has returned to the gym again after being given the all-clear to resume his boxing career.

Burns had to undergo surgery after breaking his jaw during a controversial draw with Raymundo Beltran in September.

But the World Boxing Organization's lightweight champion says he is still planning on returning to the ring as early as possible with a title defence against Terence Crawford in Glasgow scheduled for February.

He told Sky Sports News: "When I was in to see the surgeon last week, (we) got an X-ray and they're happy the way the bone's healing. The bone's knitting together nice. They still can't tell what it's going to be like, obviously when it starts taking punches again when I start back sparring.

"We've got a deadline before we need to fight Terence Crawford, when I spoke to the surgeons they said the later I could have the fight the better, if it was only a couple of weeks it's a couple more weeks for the jaw (to heal).

"They're happy with the way it's going and they're confident that I should be fine."

An immediate rematch with Beltran was ruled out when the WBO ordered Burns to take on mandatory challenger, Crawford, in a fifth defence of his belt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 12-18-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14049967]Crawford was disappointing, it was clearly supposed to be a showcase fight and he didn't take advantage at all against someone who offered nothing in return.[/QUOTE] it was so bad that hbo said fu-kk off. now he will get robbed…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 12-18-2013

[QUOTE=BronerGotHumped;14050336]Crwaford isn't a showman but he has skills to beat Burns. PS. How long does a bad jaw break take to recover? Ortiz took a damn year off or more.[/QUOTE] Yeah but the year+ long layoff in addition to recovering…

Comment by CAMPER on 12-18-2013

Ricky's WBO strap is as good as gone because Burns has no chance against Crawford!

Comment by Los Zetas on 12-18-2013

Crwaford isn't a showman but he has skills to beat Burns. PS. How long does a bad jaw break take to recover? Ortiz took a damn year off or more.

Comment by ihatebobarum on 12-18-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;14049975]What made me angry is that when Crawford did open up, he had plenty of success. He would only do so once a round though and immediately back away. People argued on here that Crawford was being careful against someone…

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