The world number 52 will take part in an unlicensed fight on November 23 in Romford, with his opponent to be confirmed soon. London-born 36-year-old Burden revealed that he has been keen give boxing a try for several years.
"When Quinten Hann and Mark King had their ('Pot Whack') fight in 2004, my cousin trained Quinten and I did some sparring and fitness with him," said Burden. "Obviously Quinten was a bit bigger than me but he went easy on me. I was actually due to fight Ali Carter as part of the same bill but that fell through in the end.
"Ever since then I have wanted to give boxing a try because it will be such an adrenaline rush. I just need to get used to being hit on the nose! I'm not sure whether it will just be a one-off, but if I win and I enjoy it then I might do it again."
Burden is already having boxing lessons and has embarked on a rigorous training routine. "I have always had a good level of fitness because of my football background," said Burden, who played in the same Arsenal junior team as Frank Lampard before a horrific knee injury led him to turn professional at snooker instead. "For this fight I'll be doing a lot of running and gym work which will get me super fit, and that will give me a buzz."
On the table, former world amateur champion Burden has had an impressive start to the season, qualifying for both the Wuxi Classic and the Australian Goldfields Open, and he heads Down Under this week for the tournament in Bendigo.
Burden's eight-year-old son Lene has also shown considerable sporting prowess - on the football pitch - and recently signed for Arsenal. During the school holidays he will be training with the junior Gunners every day.
"It's exciting for him, he loves it," said proud dad Burden. "After he signed he got invited to the stadium to watch a game and then met some of the first team players.
"He plays in central midfield and he is very talented. The coaches call him Xavi because he never gives the ball away!"
Burden is urging all fans to come and support him at his boxing debut - ticket details will be announced soon.
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