Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury is still very much disappointed by his withdrawal from last year's bout with Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul.

They were scheduled to collide in the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View last December in the United States, but Fury was forced to withdraw with a rib injury and illness.

“As for pulling out of the fight. You know, it was one of the worst times of my life because it was something that we all work towards as a boxer. To headline a major event in America is something we just want and train for all our lives," Fury said to Talk Sport.

“For it to be two weeks away and then come out with such a devastating injury with a broken rib and being told not to fight by three medical doctors. It was a hard blow to take, and it still is when I think back about it.”

Fury will return to the ring later this month, as part of his older brother's undercard on April 23 at Wembley Stadium. In the main event of that card, big brother Tyson Fury will defend his WBC heavyweight crown against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte.

When Fury withdrew from the December bout, he was replaced by Tyron Woodley - who Paul brutally knocked out with one punch.

Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Daniel Bocianski (10-1) on the card.

If he comes away with a win, Fury is still eager to get Paul in the ring. He believes Paul will need him in order to generate a big buyrate on pay-per-view.

“In my eyes, that fight is always there. If he wants the big fights and the big numbers and the big pay-per-views, he knows where to come," Fury said.