On Saturday, December 2, Floyd Schofield emerged as a star within the lightweight division. In front of a packed crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Schofield dropped Ricardo Lopez Torres four times en route to a first-round knockout.
“This lil’ dude Floyd Schofield is good. He might be the best prospect out right now,” 140-pound champion Regis Prograis said after the fight.
“Floyd Schofield Jr. has floored Ricardo Lopez four times in less than two minutes. [Then, the] fight [was] called off. [It’s an] explosive 1st round knockout for the unbeaten lightweight,” reporter Jake Donovan added.
With the victory, Floyd Schofield improves to 16-0 with a dozen knockouts. The Austin, Texas-based contender is firmly set in one of boxing’s best divisions. Despite Devin Haney’s decision to move up to super lightweight, the division is still home to several prominent fighters, including Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Shakur Stevenson. As he works his was up the ranks, he has his sights set on fellow lightweight contender Keyshawn Davis.
“Keyshawn Davis, stop playing. Send the contract, bro. Listen, look at me. I’m not playing,” he said after his previous bout with Haskell Rhodes.
Unfortunately, Keyshawn Davis will be out of the ring until next year. The Virginia native was suspended by the Texas Combative Sports Program until January after reportedly testing positive for cannabis.