Barrow light heavyweight Liam Conroy is excited over the format of this week's Golden Contract tournament, with him not knowing who he will be facing yet.

The quarter finals will be taking place at the Brentwood Centre in Essex on Saturday, when Conroy, five other British fighters and two from mainland Europe will aim to take the first step towards earning a two-year, five-fight contract with promoters MTK Global that guarantees a six-figure purse.

The draw will be made tomorrow at 2pm and there is a chance Conroy's first bout in six months will be against the last man he faced, as Northern Ireland's Steven Ward is also involved in the tournament.

The other boxers in the mix are Hosea Burton, Bob Ajisafe, Tommy Philbin, Andre Sterling, Germany's Serge Michel and Latvia's Ricards Bolatniks.

Conroy said: "The last couple of tournaments have been at York Hall (in London) and it's looked packed out, all the fights have been interesting and I like how they do everything a bit different.

"They've had some ideas at MTK to change things up a bit, such as before you do your walk-out you're stood across from your opponent, so that'll be a bit different, and then there's the draw.

"I've been watching those unfold live on Youtube and that's all been interesting to see because you're stood right in front of your opponent.

"I'm looking forward to it because it's quite refreshing and it's such a change from finding out who you've got eight weeks ago and thinking about nothing but that person. It's good to look forward to a different format."

The talk of the draw has been the possibility of a rematch between Conroy and Ward, who tore the house down at Belfast's Ulster Hall when they fought for the WBO European Light Heavyweight title in June.

Conroy lost that potential Fight of the Year by just one point, but the 27-year-old isn't bothered about who he gets paired up with this week, focusing instead on making the most of his one last big opportunity of the year.

Conroy said: "I found out about it not long after my last fight, so I've just been ticking over in between that and then for the last ten weeks or so I've been really training hard.

"I've had some great sparring, with no injuries and stuff, so I'm very well prepared.

"I'm hoping to end the year on a positive note. I had last year out, but I've had some good opportunities this year that have not gone my way.

"I'm hoping that I can now have a big end to the year and get through to the semi-finals of this tournament."