Burns' new promoter, Eddie Hearn, breezed into Glasgow and has cleared the clouds caused by six months of inactivity and the axing of a defence of his WBO lightweight title and a unification fight with IBF ruler Miguel Vazquez.
Hearn has announced a new dawn for Scottish professional boxing with Burns firmly at the forefront.
The new promoter on the block dismissed concerns over a possible legal action being launched by Burns' former promoter Frank Warren as having no threat.
Instead he focused on re-launching the champ with a likely first defence against the WBO'S No.1 contender Jose A Gonzalez, who has been made Burns' mandatory challenger.
Hearn said: "We will be putting Ricky on in Glasgow on May 11 and we like the Velodrome.
"The people there were a fantastic help and Sky TV like it as a venue. It is fitting that it is a new location, will be a key centre for the Commonwealth games and that Ricky will be the first major fight on there.
"There are two or three names we are looking at, but the fact is that the WBO have made Jose A Gonzalez Ricky's mandatory challenger.
"He is unbeaten and we want an opponent with real credibility.
"So we want Ricky back in action in Glasgow and we want him fighting meaningful fights against creditable opposition.
"He has ground to recover and we want to do that immediately and move forward with another fight in Glasgow in September."
When it came to the threat posed by Warren, Hearn was adamant that examination of all legal papers that have been sent his way by the champion's former promoter failed to cause any concern.
Hearn said: "Having had all documentation scrutinised it has a zero threat for me.
"I am looking forward to bringing the good times back to Scottish boxing, along with Alex Morrison and of course the champion, Ricky Burns."
For his part, Burns was clearly a man with the weight off his shoulders.
He said: "I can smile again and I just can't wait to get my career going where it belongs in Scotland. It is great to be excited about the future once more."