Burns will face an as yet unnamed opponent and if he executes a successful third defence of his title, he will be in line for a unification bout early next year.
Warren said: "Ricky is the most improved champion in the country. He displayed phenomenal power against Kevin Mitchell and it knocked the fight right out of a top contender.
"Ricky's win at the SECC last month cemented his legacy as one of British boxing's true greats. For me, Ricky is the Clark Kent of boxing, quiet and unassuming outside the ring and Superman in it.
"His work-rate, commitment, heart and desire are unmatched. He has wanted to fight everybody I have put in front of him and he is a credit to the sport and an example for others to follow."
Warren confirmed that he plans to unveil Burns' latest opponent next week, adding: "He will be top- 10 ranked and this next fight is crucial for Ricky. Provided he comes through it, 2013 will be a big unification year for him."
American Adrien Broner and Mexican Antonio DeMarco are apparently in the frame, in late February, most likely in Britain.
Broner, from Cincinnati, was previously in line to face Burns in a mandatory defence of the Scot's WBO super-featherweight title but Burns moved up to lightweight instead and 23-year-old succeeded him as champion.
Broner, who is undefeated in 24 bouts, challenges DeMarco for his World Boxing Council lightweight title on November 17, in Atlantic City after also stepping up a weight.
DeMarco has a 28-2-1 record and whichever of them wins it ensures that both the WBO and WBC titles will be up for grabs in a unification bout.
Burns said: "I am pleased to be out again so soon because it's important to stay busy and I am looking forward to this fight, no matter who it's against.
"The last time I fought in London, in November against Michael Katsidis, there was a great atmosphere at the Wembley Arena where I was given a warm reception. Hopefully, it will be the same again and I imagine I'll take a large Scots contingent of fans with me. The incentive of a possible shot at the winner of DeMarco and Broner adds extra spice to this next fight."
Burns heads to Las Vegas on holiday today, but he revealed: "With the fight only 10 weeks away, I will be taking my training gear with me."