Golden Boy Prez: Schofield is ready for any lightweight, Diaz Jr could be future fight

Floyd Schofield's journey in the boxing world continues to unfold, marked by an incremental step up in competition time and time again as the lightweight prospect is looking to evolve into Golden Boy Promotions' next star. Schofield is seen as a rising star with immense potential, a big puncher, who is making noise in the division.

Recently, on Schofield’s Instagram, he posted information that alludes to the fact he will be returning on the October 21st card headlined by Alexis Rocha facing undefeated Giovanni Santillian in Inglewood, California.

Eric Gomez, the President of Golden Boy Promotions sang the praises of Schofield when speaking to ProBox TV News.

"He will fight again, we are targeting October," told Eric Gomez to ProBox TV News. "Great kid, suffered a bad cut in his last fight, but that's another kid we want to keep busy."

Schofield hailing from Austin, Texas, won a ten-round decision as he took over main event duties for Vergil Ortiz Jr., who was forced to withdraw from his fight with Eimantas Stanionis, which was set to headline that card. Schofield won a ten-round unanimous decision win over veteran Haskell Rhodes, which gives him forward momentum in his career. 

One future fight that might be coming as soon as January or February 2024 could be a match with Joseph Diaz Jr., the 2012 U.S. Olympian, who has become weight class agonistic after coming in around the junior welterweight limit as opposed to the lightweight limit in previous bouts. It appears that an internal discussion has happened and that is a bout that could happen soon.

"He is another kid that we are very excited about," said Gomez. "[A fight with Joseph Diaz Jr.] 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."

Schofield has also made a name for himself in the clout culture of social media by calling out Keyshawn Davis, the 2020 Olympic silver medalist at lightweight. Meanwhile, the news also comes with a somber note as it appears that things with Jaime Munguia's return might be delayed as Schofield was originally set to return on Munguia's undercard, but now will be on this L.A. attraction at The Forum.

"Any of the top guys at [lightweight] he is willing to fight," furthered Gomez.