Burns to face Figueroa

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Unbeaten Texan Figueroa, 25, vacated his WBC lightweight title after beating Daniel Estrada and provides a stern test for 31-year-old Burns on his American debut.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Ricky.

“I’ve always felt that Burns v Figueroa would be a fight of the year contender and now it’s made. Ricky is so motivated for this fight, it???s live on CBS in the States, Sky Sports in the UK; it doesn’t get much bigger.???

Burns lost his WBO lightweight crown to Terence Crawford in March 2014 and suffered a loss to Dejan Zlaticanin in his comeback bout before getting back on track against Alexandre Lapelley in October.

His clash with Figueroa is part of an eye-catching card that includes Frankie Gavin,??Matthew Macklin, Sam Eggington and Kal and Gamal Yafai.

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