BJ Flores, the head trainer for social media star Jake Paul, has warned light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury that he missed out on a very lucrative opportunity.

Paul, 24-years-old, was scheduled to face Fury on December 18 in Tampa, Florida.

Two weeks ago the fight was derailed, when the 22-year-old Fury withdrew with a broken rib and a chest infection.

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

“I really don’t have any comment on Tommy except he missed out on a massive opportunity, whether he was sick, had bad luck, or whatever it was," Flores told The Sun.

“It’s a massive opportunity and probably one he’ll never get again, that would have been, for sure, the biggest payday of his career. Even if he went on to be a champion, it’s very unlikely he would have made that money again, in any fight in his career.”

Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, was set to receive a seven figure payday - pay-per-view bonuses and a cut of the UK PPV buys.

He would have been Paul's first opponent to be an actual boxer.

In his first three fights, Paul stopped YouTube rival AnEsonGib, crushed NBA star Nate Robinson in two rounds, and blew away retired MMA fighter Ben Askren in one round.

Should Paul defeat Woodley, Flores explained that there are other targets on their radar outside of Fury.

“We’ve got other names on the resume, to be honest with you. Other big names on the radar, bigger names than Tommy that are coming up, so I’m not sure," Flores said.

“And it doesn’t really matter to me, to be honest. Tommy was neither here nor there, I didn’t care whether it was Tommy or not. Jake definitely doesn’t need the ‘opportunity’ to fight Tommy, Tommy was the one getting the opportunity more so than Jake.”