There's no point in hiding the fact that it's a bit frustrating not having a date or an opponent when I'm meant to be fighting at the end of next month, but a trip to the farm did help.
All the lads in Jamie Moore's gym headed to Chorley for some tough training, which was a great way to keep things fresh and also test our levels of fitness.
We're all in the same boat, waiting for news of when and where we will be able to restart our careers behind closed doors.
Some of that frustration was released when we were put through our paces on the farm. Even the warm-up of burpees and shuttle runs had me blowing!
Then came tyre drags and pulls as well as scaling an assault wall and a climbing net before some farmer walks with 60kg in either hand. I felt I handled it pretty well and when it came to dragging the tyre, my partner for that was Martin Murray and we did alright.
The only damage I had at the end was a vicious burn on my hand after I allowed myself to slide down the rope at the finish.
It was a great day out and one we are going to repeat as a gym.
In the meantime, I've been keeping my mind focused on WBO World super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring.
I know the fight will not happen for a while, but he is the long-term focus and Jamie and I have moved up a gear on the pad-work over the past week and it has all been about tactics for the fight with Herring (above).
Winning a world title at a third weight is the big focus as I wait to see who I will be fighting at the end of July or early August. I hope to have a 10-rounder and then hopefully go on the holiday I've booked in August.
For me to move up the intensity to the highest level, I need to have the opponent named, it's just the way I am. Everything just clicks up a gear and I become more single-minded, so hopefully I will know very soon who I'm facing. I'll be meeting up with my nutritionist this week to crank up my diet and we are waiting for the green light to spar again, which is obviously crucial for any fighter.
I'm fortunate in that I have a few guys in the gym that I can immediately start working with, such as hot prospect Aquib Fiaz and Marc Leach, who is the most naturally talented fighter to come into our gym. If he doesn't do big things in this sport, he only has himself to blame.
The camaraderie in the gym is second to none and the addition of heavyweight Dave Allen has only added to the craic among everyone.
I've managed to shift some weight, so I'm happy with where I'm at and I know having been through the tests at the farm that my fitness is spot on. All I need now is a date and an opponent.