Floyd Schofield targets JoJo Diaz next

It was a short night for lightweight prospect Floyd Schofield on December 2 as the 21-year-old dropped Ricardo Lopez four times leading to a one-sided first-round stoppage.

Given that Schofield (16-0, 12 KOs) has now fought four ten-round fights, it seems he wants a big name. That name could be 31-year-old, Joseph Diaz Jr. (33-4-1, 15 KOs), the 2012 U.S. Olympian who has had a turbulent past couple of years. Diaz was set to compete in October but was pulled from his fight against Richard Medina due to COVID-like symptoms. Prior Diaz Jr. defeated Jerry Perez in July.

"I’ve seen a couple of fighters already hating on Twitter, but that’s just pure hate," Schofield said in the post-fight press conference. "My fight was more entertaining in one round than their whole fight, so — I’m talking about Shakur [Stevenson], JoJo [Diaz]."

Diaz had previously said on X, formerly Twitter: "Shut your ass up, I’m ready to make it happen next, you getting spoon fed.

"Y’all quit playing with me like I ain’t a 2012 Olympian, world champion, this boxing is easy for me … 2024 I’m going to show the world I’m one of the best. See you soon, Kid Austin."

Golden Boy President Eric Gomez spoke to ProBox TV earlier this year and said Schofield vs. Diaz is a bout that has been discussed at Golden Boy HQ.

"[Schofield] is another kid we are very excited about," Gomez told us. "[Schofield vs. Diaz] is one of the fights that we have been discussing internally.

"Definitely, that is a fight we can make, but look, he is available to [fight] anybody. The kid is that good, and that tough."