Floyd Schofield Jr. is establishing himself as a memorable name. On Thursday, the 20-year-old American won his toughest boxing test to date. Scroll down to see highlights from Schofield’s most recent victory. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! On Thursday, a 20-year-old American who is one of boxing’s rising stars knocked out his opponent in the first round.
Meet Floyd Schofield Jr., a child boxer who informed his father, Floyd Schofield Sr., when he was five years old that he would one day be a world champion.
Sr. claimed that he brought Jr. to boxing gyms with him in Texas, constructed an enclosure for him to exercise in, and as soon as Jr. was old enough to leave the pen, he began punching the bags on his own.
Schofield seemed to have been born to fight.
He had nine knockouts from 11 victories going into a midweek show at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Golden Boy Promotions gave him the go-ahead, and the young fighter was entered in the evening’s main event by the promoter.
The 33-year-old Mexican boxer Daniel Rosas, who has 28 wins under his belt, was supposed to be Schofield’s hardest opponent to date, but he breezed through it by scoring a smashing knockout in just 97 seconds.
Early on, Schofield followed Rosas around the ring with clubbing punches, displaying his strength.
One or more of those punches appeared certain to result in trouble at some point.
And as expected, Rosas was knocked to the ground by a left hook to the jaw. After the referee stopped the fight, Rosas rolled around on the mat.
The event was over.
Right now, you can see the left hook knockout.
Tweeted Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) October 21, 2022 Following the 12th victory in his undefeated professional career, Schofield made a statement to Insider saying, “I materialized this knockout, and I just feel so fantastic right now.”
With partner Bernard Hopkins handling commentary duties and business CEO Oscar de la Hoya backstage, Golden Boy power was evident at the event.
Schofield had to pinch himself on Thursday to make sure that what he was experiencing was actually real.
I nearly had a heart attack when Oscar walked into my dressing room, the actor claimed. I thought, “Dang, this is genuine.”
I’m content and proud of my team and myself. A dream has come true. Though I really want to cry, I’m trying to hold back. Everyone should be in my division.
On Saturday, October 29, Golden Boy will have another boxing match in Southern California.
William Zepeda and Jo Jo Diaz square off in the main event in San Diego’s Pechanga Arena.