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Jeison Rosario-Yoelvis Gomez To Be Part Of Showtime Tripleheader November 5 – Boxing News

Yoelvis Gomez will take an intriguing step up in opposition in his seventh professional fight.

BoxingScene.com has learned that the emerging Cuban southpaw has agreed to face former junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario next. Their 12-round, 154-pound fight likely will take place November 5 as part of a “Showtime Championship Boxing” tripleheader at a site to be determined.

The other two bouts that’ll make up Showtime’s telecast November 5 haven’t been finalized.

Gomez has shown power and talent in two years as a pro, but Rosario is a powerful puncher who has succeeded against better competition. Most notably, the Dominican Republic’s Rosario stopped heavily favored Julian Williams in the fifth round of their January 2020 fight in Philadelphia, Williams’ hometown, to capture the IBF, IBO and WBA 154-pound crowns.

The 24-year-old Gomez (6-0, 5 KOs), a Havana native who lives and trains in Las Vegas, won his first five pro bouts by knockout or technical knockout.

He went the distance in his most recent action, a 10-round, unanimous-decision victory over hard-hitting Mexican veteran Jorge Cota (30-6, 27 KOs) on May 21 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Gomez won all 10 rounds on each scorecard against Cota (100-90, 100-90, 100-90) in a fight Showtime also aired.

None of Gomez’s first five fights as a pro went beyond the third round.

The 27-year-old Rosario (23-3-1, 17 KOs) has won three straight bouts by technical knockouts in Santo Domingo since southpaw Erickson Lubin (24-2, 17 KOs) knocked him out in the sixth round of their WBC elimination match in June 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.

Rosario’s loss to Lubin, of Orlando, Florida, was his second in a row following his huge upset of Williams (27-3-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC), who was listed as at least a 30-1 favorite by most sportsbooks. In the bout before Lubin knocked him out, Houston’s Jermell Charlo (35-1-1, 19 KOs) dropped Rosario three times on his way to an eighth-round knockout in their 154-pound title unification fight in September 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

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