BJ Flores, who trains Youtube star turned boxer Jake Paul, was not expecting much from Tommy Fury's performance in Cleveland last month.
Both Paul and Fury were in action, in separate fights, as part of a Showtime pay-per-view card.
Fury, who was making his United States debut and looking to build up a future fight with Paul, had a less than impressive performance in winning a four round decision over combat sports veteran Anthony Taylor.
In the main event, Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) went the distance for the first time in winning an eight round split decision over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
After the show had concluded, Paul and Fury were involved in a heated verbal confrontation backstage.
Flores, a retired boxer who challenged for world titles, has no issue with Paul facing Fury in the near future.
"I didn't expect much out of Tommy to be honest," Flores told Mirror Fighting .
"Anthony [Taylor] can make people look bad, and look he didn't do enough to win rounds but he made it competitive and I didn't really expect much from Tommy anyway. Everybody's on Tommy's nuts but I didn't expect too much from him, he didn't have the amateur career and it's tough to go out there and perform. It's not easy and people don't realize how tough it is.
"He could still be a potential opponent, he's somebody we could definitely fight, we'll see. We'll see what happens, I'll let Nakisa [Bidarian, Paul's manager] work on that, I let him handle that side of things. We talk about it, but he comes up with better ideas than I do!"
Flores indicates that Paul is already starting to train in the gym, with a clear motivation to return to the ring sooner than later.
"He's already ready to come back," Flores explained. "This guy is a serious kid, trust me, he's very, very serious."