Jeison Rosario-Brian Mendoza Co-Main For November Event

A new co-main event is set for November 5, as Jeison Rosario battles Brian Mendoza.

Mendoza steps into the middleweight contest as a replacement for Yoelvis Gomez.

The event takes place from The Armory in Minneapolis, airing live on Showtime. It will be under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

In the headline act, David Morrell Jr. defends his WBA super middleweight crown against Aidos Yerbossynuly.

Rosario (23-3-1, 17 KOs) will look to move himself into title contention at middleweight after scoring knockouts in three straight fights dating back to November 2021.

The 27-year-old’s current streak comes after a pair of defeats versus undisputed 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo and top contender Erickson Lubin. Born in the Dominican Republic and fighting out of Miami, Rosario captured the WBA and IBF 154-pound belts by stopping Julian Williams in one of 2020’s biggest upsets, before losing the titles against Charlo.

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mendoza (20-2, 14 KOs) now fights out of Las Vegas as he looks to impress in his debut at 160 pounds.

The 28-year-old’s last two fights have come at The Armory, as he defeated Benjamin Whitaker by fifth-round stoppage in March. His previous outing saw him take highly-touted knockout artist Jesus Ramos the 10-round distance in losing a decision in September 2021.

Mendoza also owns a 10-round unanimous decision triumph over Thomas LaManna in August 2020 and began his career with eighteen consecutive victories.

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