Fireworks are expected when welterweights Cody Crowley and Josesito Lopez collide in the opening fight for the Showtime pay-per-view card on April 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The main event will feature a welterweight unification between Errol Spence and Yordenis Ugas.

Crowley (20-0, 9 KOs) made a big statement in December 2021, when he outboxed and battered previously unbeaten Kudratillo Abdukakhorov to secure a unanimous decision. It was viewed as an unexpected upset, as Abdukakhorov was the IBF's mandatory challenger at the time.

“After my win in December on Showtime, I’m ready to accept the next challenge on my journey to becoming welterweight champion of the world,” said Crowley.

“Josesito Lopez is always tough and he brings an exciting style to the table. Unfortunately for him, he will discover what 20 fighters before him have learned, which is that I will not be stopped from achieving my destiny. I want to thank my team for this opportunity to display my skills, heart and relentlessness on this great card at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.”

The 37-year-old Lopez (38-8, 21 KOs) has far more experience, with past fights against Canelo Alvarez, Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz. Lopez has picked up back to back wins over John Molina and Francisco Santana. Lopez's last defeat was a close twelve round decision to Keith Thurman in 2019.

“I’m eager and very motivated to step back in the ring and prove myself as one of the best fighters in the world,” said Lopez.

“I expect a stiff challenge from Crowley and the fans can expect to see me at my very best. I’m in great shape and ready to put everything on the line. You will definitely want to make sure you don’t miss my fight on April 16.”