Scouting Report: Floyd Schofield
By Caryn A. Tate on May 30, 2021
When Floyd Jr. was a small child, he and his father were homeless for a short time.
Eighteen-year-old Floyd "Kid Austin” Schofield (5-0, 5 KOs) had his fifth professional fight—complete with his fifth knockout win--on May 21st on the undercard of a Boxeo Telemundo event in Florida. Recently, the young prospect from Austin, Texas spoke exclusively with BoxingNoir.com about his background and his skills in the ring.
When Floyd Jr. was a small child, he and his father, Floyd Sr., were homeless for a short time. Now, Floyd Jr. spends much of his free time volunteering in his community to help families dealing with homelessness. Earlier this spring, he helped plan a Mother’s Day lunch at the Austin Shelter for Women and Children.
“I always [wanted] to help people, and I felt good helping others,” Schofield said. “And now I can make events bigger and better every time we have them. This Mother's Day at the Women's and Children's Shelter was the first, and there will be more.”
Floyd Jr. grew up in the boxing gym.
“[My dad] always encouraged me,” said Floyd. “I was in a playpen in the gym, and then running around in the gym. When I was four or five my dad would turn on my cartoons and I'd do lateral movement while they were on.”
As an amateur, Schofield had over 160 fights that enabled him to thoroughly learn his craft. In the ring, Floyd displays fluid footwork that comes from “hours and hours straight,” as he puts it, of practicing lateral movement in the gym.
In addition to having good feet, Schofield is comfortable fighting at any range.
“[I most enjoy] boxing on the inside,” Schofield said. “It's more fun for me. It makes my fights more entertaining, and (there’s) better action when I fight on the inside.”
Floyd is expecting his next fight June 19th, this one in Atlanta at Buckhead Fight Club.
To the fans, Schofield said, “Keep watching my career and watching greatness grow. I won't disappoint you. And follow me on Instagram at @kid_austin1.”