Yoelvis Gomez will have to wait to take an interesting step up in competition comparable to what he had planned for November 5.

BoxingScene.com has confirmed that Gomez suffered an injury to his right wrist while training and has been forced to withdraw from his fight against former junior middleweight champion Jeison Rosario. Gomez’s injury might require surgery, which would keep the undefeated southpaw out of action for an extended period of time.

Showtime was scheduled to televise Gomez-Rosario, a 10-round middleweight fight, as part of a tripleheader from The Armory in Minneapolis. Matchmakers for Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions are in the process of finding a late replacement for Gomez (6-0, 5 KOs), so that Rosario (23-3-1, 17 KOs) can remain on the televised portion of the card.

Big Fight Weekend’s Dan Rafael was the first to Tweet on Tuesday that Gomez’s injury will prevent him from facing Rosario next week.

Gomez-Rosario was supposed to be Showtime’s co-feature before another unbeaten Cuban southpaw, David Morrell Jr. (7-0, 6 KOs), makes a mandated defense of his secondary WBA super middleweight title against Kazakhstan’s Aidos Yerbossynuly (16-0, 11 KOs) in the 12-round main event. Polish southpaw Fiodor Czerkaszyn (20-0, 13 KOs) is set to battle Nathaniel Gallimore (22-5-1, 17 KOs), of Des Plaines, Illinois, in a 10-round middleweight match that will open Showtime’s three-bout broadcast November 5.

The Dominican Republic’s Rosario would’ve been the toughest opponent of Gomez’s three-year pro career, and in just his seventh professional fight.

The 25-year-old Gomez, a Havana native, generated some buzz among boxing fans and media after scoring knockouts or technical knockouts in each of his first five fights.

He went the distance in his last bout – a 10-round, unanimous-decision victory over heavy-handed Mexican veteran Jorge Cota (30-6, 27 KOs) on May 21 at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Gomez shut out Cota on all three scorecards (100-90, 100-90, 100-90).

The 27-year-old Rosario, a former IBF/IBO/WBA 154-pound champion, has won three straight bouts by technical knockout 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.

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