Floyd Schofield Jr. has only slightly altered his wish list for the immediate future.
The unbeaten 20-year-old lightweight prospect is ready to step up his level of competition after his latest conquest, a first-round knockout of Mexico City’s Daniel Rosas. Schofield had his way with the shopworn Rosas (22-6-1, 14KOs) before a left hook produced the ending just 97 seconds into their Golden Boy Fight Night on DAZN main event Thursday evening at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California.
Prior to the fight, Schofield (12-0, 10KOs) set his sights on top contenders such as Isaac ‘Pitbull’ Cruz as means to move towards a title shot in a hurry. For now, he’s content with picking off his fellow young guns.
“Hopefully I can get another fight before the end of the year and then get some of these guys they’re calling top prospects,” Schofield said after his successful debut as a Golden Boy-signed fighter. “Marc Castro, Keyshawn Davis, all of them who they consider a top prospect.
“There can’t be twenty of us; only one can come out on top.”
Schofield, Davis (6-0, 5KOs) and Castro (8-0, 6KOs) represent the future of a stacked and still very young lightweight division.
Devin Haney (29-0, 15KOs) is the undisputed champion as he approaches just his 24th birthday. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis is less than a month from his 28th birthday and seemingly dug in at the weight where he holds a secondary WBA title. Ryan Garcia (23-0, 19KOs) is the star of the Golden Boy stable at just 24 years of age, while 25-year-old Shakur Stevenson (19-0, 9KOs) is ready to join the fray in a bid to become a three-division titlist. Even Mexico City’s Cruz is just 24 and a threat to anyone at the weight.
Schofield isn’t scared off by the competition. Just the opposite is true, as he wants to make an immediate impact.
“I want everyone in my division,” insisted Schofield.
Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox