Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury feels confident that he would have stopped Jake Paul in the first round had they fought last Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

Fury was originally scheduled to face Paul as the headline bout of the Showtime Pay-Per-View card from last weekend.

But, two weeks before the fight Fury was forced to withdraw with a broken rib and a bad chest infection.

Fury was quickly replaced by former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, who lost an eight round split decision to Paul back in August.

This time around, Paul scored a sensational one-punch knockout of Woodley in the sixth round.

Fury, however, was not impressed. 

"If that was me in the ring on Saturday night, it wouldn't have got out of the opening bell. Let's have it right. Watch that first round and then watch the first round of me, my first fight back coming out of Love Island. Is he any better than that guy? No, he's not," Fury said to Dev Sahni for Unibet Lowdown.

"The guy I fought coming out of Love Island had 30 professional boxing bouts and was a world kickboxing champion. Be what he is, but that's what I would have done to him, because people who come out and don't do anything, they get put to sleep.

"I'd have been smashing the jabs out there. He doesn't move his head and then fold up with the right hand. He just wouldn't have been there, because it was that bad. It was a bad, terrible fight."

Frank Warren, who promotes Fury, is hoping to reschedule the fight with Paul for early 2022.

Paul is potentially going to move in another direction, as the social media star has already been calling out several notable names from the UFC and former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.