It’s normal that two top fighters who reside in the same weight class, jump into the ring against one another to sharpen their skills. In the case of Shakur Stevenson, he’s laced up his gloves against practically everyone. From Gervonta Davis to Devin Haney, even Terence Crawford and heavyweight contender Jared Anderson. If an elite fighter is willing, Stevenson has no problem getting some work.

To a certain extent, Floyd Schofield Jr. is the exact same way. The 21-year-old enjoys spending his off days in the gym, and when a notable name saunters through, he quickly throws on his protective cup and heads into the ring.

In most instances, fighters will refrain from giving out the precise details of those sparring sessions. Their reasoning is simple, what happens behind closed doors, stays behind closed doors.

Schofield (16-0, 12 KOs) respects the game. Having shared the ring with Stevenson and countless others, if he wanted, he could go back and reveal every minuscule detail of those sessions. The 21-year-old, however, isn’t a fan of letting the cat out of the bag. So when recently asked to shed a bit of light on what took place between himself and Stevenson during a specific sparring session, Schofield gave a very vague answer.

“I sparred him once. It was good work,” said Schofield during an interview with “He got some work, I got some work, we both were satisfied.”

Once Schofield stated his PG-13 answer, he flashed a bright smile. Stevenson, 26, is fresh off a close unanimous decision victory over Edwin De Los Santos to become a three-division champion, while Schofield is still making his way up the ranks. His first-round stoppage win over journeyman Ricardo Lopez Torres, he’s hoping, sent a violent message to the rest of the division.

Schofield didn’t have much to say in terms of Stevenson’s performance as he kept the topic on their singular sparring session.

Still, going into specifics would be gratuitous. With that said, when pressed for a bit for more details, Schofield did reveal that from his point of view, he certainly got the better of their practice session.

“It was more like a chess match. I caught him, he barely caught me. It was a chess match.”