Like everyone in his sport, boxer Liam Conroy is facing an uncertain future, as there is no indication as to when the coronavirus pandemic will allow pugilists to get on with their livelihood again.

The 27-year-old Barrovian is one of many fighters to have been affected by the British Boxing Board of Control cancelling all shows under their jurisdiction until the end of the month, which included the semi-finals of the light heavyweight Golden Contract tournament.

As of yet, there is no indication as to when promoters MTK Global will attempt to get the show at York Hall on again, meaning Conroy is left to guess when he’ll be needed to get himself in fighting shape again.

Conroy said: “People are chucking dates around, saying it will go ahead in June, but no-one really has a clue when coronavirus is going to blow over.

“Until this is tackled, we can’t really be expected to be out training and we can’t really be making any definite plans. All we can be do is be ready for it as soon as we’re allowed.”

Conroy was particularly disappointed to see his bout against one of Hosea Burton, Serge Michel or Ricards Bolotniks called off as he felt he was in the best shape of his professional career.

When a date is eventually set in stone again he is hoping employers BAE Systems will be as similarly flexible as they were in giving him six weeks off, unpaid, to prepare.

Conroy said: “After the difference I’ve seen in myself as an athlete from having that time off, I would really hope that I’m able to do it again just the same because I’ve felt so much better. Whatever I’ll have to do, I’ll do but I’m hoping under these circumstances, they’ll be quite flexible with me, like they have in the past.”