But unlike the country's Olympians, who were driven through Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen on open-topped buses, and US Open tennis champion Andy Murray, who was given a hero's welcome in Dunblane, Burns will not be taking part in a ticker-tape parade through the streets of his home town of Coatbridge.
The thought frankly appalls the 29-year-old to the point that he probably would run a mile if First Minister Alex Salmond ever suggests that Burns be afforded similar recognition in an effort to indulge his passion for all things sporting.
Burns, inherently shy and retiring away from the ring, admitted yesterday that he still finds difficulty coping with the media attention that comes with the territory and the public's desire to own a piece of his success.
"That sort of attention doesn't appeal to me," said Burns. "Boxing is all I ever wanted to do and I am not fussed about all the publicity that surrounds being a champion.
"I enjoy the fighting bit, but once it's over I like things to go back to normal as quickly as possible."
But Burns, who held the WBO super-featherweight championship previously, is keen to increase his level of fame by making history as the first Scot to win world titles at three different weights.
He said: "Now that I'm up at lightweight, I can see for myself that I'm physically bigger and stronger. I have also increased my punching power. Some of the guys I've been sparring with are welterweights but their size didn't make much difference to me.
"We have talked about the possibility of me eventually moving up but I want to continue fighting at lightweight for at least another year and make a couple more defences. But if an opportunity arose at another weight in the interim I would be more than happy to grab it. However, I don't want to think beyond this fight. I need to focus all my attention on Saturday night because I believe it will be a tough fight.
"Kevin is a good boxer and a big puncher and he bounced back from his loss to Michael Katsidis with impressive wins over John Murray and Felix Lora."
Burns, unbeaten for 19 fights since suffering the second of only two defeats in 36 bouts – to Carl Johanneson in February 2007 – unleashed his power for the benefit of the media at his trainer, Billy Nelson's gym in Mossend, Lanarkshire.
His repertoire included a combination of shadow boxing, bag work and a session on the pads and several of his audience winced at the sight of him delivering powerful left hooks that will surely leave their mark on Mitchell, if he connects with the same intensity when it comes to the real thing.
By then Burns will be as much as a stone heavier than the 135lb lightweight limit, having been released from the constraints of a strict diet once Friday's weigh-in has taken place.
Burns, who freely admits that he cannot wait to tuck into a decent meal after depriving himself for the past three months, added: "The final countdown to the weigh-in is the hardest part. Once that's over you can concentrate fully on the good part of the job."