Undefeated lightweight prospect Floyd “Kid Austin” Schofield has been elevated to the co-feature bout on the Ryan Garcia-Oscar Duarte card as he’s set to face Ricardo Lopez Torres (17-7-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night, December 2nd, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, live on DAZN.
The original event card had Ismael Barroso (24-4-2, 22 KOs) and Ohara Davies (25-2, 18 KOs) scheduled to square off for the WBA Interim super-lightweight title, but unfortunately, the bout was canceled due to a delay in Ohara Davies visa paperwork.
Now, the 21-year-old Floyd Schofield is locked in the co-main event slot, and he’s ready to take advantage of the opportunity. The 135-pound division is a very talented division, and Schofield is a young fighter who is gradually transitioning from prospect to contender status.
The last time Floyd Schofield competed inside the squared circle was back in July 2023 when he faced 35-year-old veteran Haskell Rhodes. After five rounds of action, Schofield won every round as he was using his jab, being aggressive, and landing sharp combinations.
In the 7th round of the contest, Schofield landed a left hook that sent Rhodes down to the canvas. Rhodes was able to get up, but later in the same round, Schofield landed a flurry of shots that sent Rhodes back down to the canvas for a second time.
Schofield dropped his opponent for a third time in the 8th round when he landed a hard left to the body. In the closing seconds of the ninth round, an accidental headbutt resulted in a massive cut under Schofield’s left eye. Despite the cut, Schofield was able to close out the bout and collect a dominant shutout victory.
Floyd Schofield (15-0, 11 KOs) is aware of the fact that other boxers are also being labeled as highly touted prospects, and he’s convinced that multiple boxers shouldn’t carry the label of being an elite prospect in the same division. That is part of the reason why he has called out Keyshawn Davis on multiple occasions.
Schofield believes the boxers who are labeled as top prospects within a division should face each other. Schofield definitely has Keyshawn Davis on his radar, but before he can focus on Davis, he must take care of business against his December 2nd opponent.
Mexican boxer Ricardo Lopez Torres recently experienced a two-fight losing streak that included a seventh round stoppage loss to super-featherweight prospect Marc Castro. However, Torres was able to bounce back in August 2023 with a sixth-round TKO victory over Adalberto Garcia Covarrubias.
On Saturday night, December 2nd, live on DAZN, the 26-year-old Torres will attempt to score a massive upset, while Schofield wants to showcase his skills and deliver a dominant performance so he can move on to a possible future showdown against the undefeated Olympic Silver medalist Keyshawn Davis.