IBF featherweight world champion Luis Alberto "El Venado" Lopez (28-2, 16 KOs) hopes to turn back two-time world title challenger Joet Gonzalez (26-3, 15 KOs) TONIGHT at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
In the 10-round junior middleweight co-feature, Puerto Rican phenom Xander Zayas (16-0, 10 KOs) defends his NABO and NABF belts versus Roberto Valenzuela Jr. (21-4, 20 KOs). The televised opener sees lightweight prospect Emiliano Fernando Vargas (6-0, 5 KOs) step up against fellow unbeaten Alejandro Guardado (5-0, 1 KO).
Lopez-Gonzalez, Zayas-Valenzuela and Vargas-Guardado will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
The ESPN+-streamed undercard (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT) features Mexican standouts Omar Aguilar (25-1, 24 KOs) and Julio Luna (20-1-2, 11 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight tilt.
Corpus Christi native John Rincon (7-0, 2 KOs) takes on Puerto Rico's Bryan Ismael Rodriguez Rivera (4-1-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round welterweight clash, and Jamaine Ortiz (16-1-1, 8 KOs) fights Antonio Moran (29-5-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-rounder at junior welterweight in his first fight since last year's valiant effort against Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Former world title challenger Ruben Villa (20-1, 7 KOs) looks to notch his second win of the year in an eight-round featherweight battle against Brandon Valdes (15-3, 7 KOs), while U.S. Olympian Tiger Johnson (9-0, 5 KOs) makes his third appearance of 2023 in an eight-round junior welterweight fight against Ricardo Quiroz (13-2, 7 KOs).