Ricky Burns has been handed the chance to revive his career in the United States with a clash against fellow former world champion Omar Figueroa.
Burns will take on the unbeaten 25-year-old in San Antonio, Texas on May 9 in his first fight in the States.
Figueroa vacated his WBC lightweight title in November after suffering an infected cut in his second successful defence against Daniel Estrada, with the Venezuelan subsequently deciding to step up a weight.
Two-weight world champion Burns is looking to bounce back from a difficult period which saw him lose his WBO lightweight belt to Terence Crawford.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Ricky. I’ve always felt that Burns versus Figueroa would be a fight of the year contender and now it’s made.
“Ricky is so motivated for this fight.”