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 Last update:  4/27/2012       Read more by Osman Rodriguez         
   
Chavez-Lee: Officials Reverse Decision on Sun Bowl Ban
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By Osman Rodriguez

According to University of Texas System chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, he will allow Top Rank to stage a middleweight fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee on the El Paso campus, reversing a 3-day-old ban that had upset city officials. Friday's reversal came after several days of pressure from the boxing community, El Paso fans, local officials and state lawmakers.

A few days ago, Cigarroa had canceled the June 16th fight, scheduled to take place at the Sun Bowl, over security concerns. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press that a federal risk assessment had warned that leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels would attend.

Cigarroa set several conditions. He says state, local and federal law enforcement must promise system officials they can handle any security measures. Before the event goes forward, a security plan must be approved by system officials and no alcohol can be served at the card.

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Andy Lee , Chavez-Lee , Chavez vs Lee


 

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comment by ronnie_N., on 04-28-2012
like a boss (reprise)...

comment by kozone, on 04-28-2012
[QUOTE=KTFO]"Cash cow" is what he's trying to say[/QUOTE] the worst part is he's saying the money of cow!!

comment by jbp23, on 04-27-2012
This was a made up controversy by the head of the UT Board of Regents. One assessment by one department is not enough of a reason to cancel an event that would bring the city of El Paso millions of dollars in revenue. It was an ignorant and paranoid decision. El Paso is consistently rated in t...

comment by budfr, on 04-27-2012
They should have just told the idiot ftom the University to go to hell and do it in San Antonio, everyone needs the money. No beer in a sporting event?? Stupid.

comment by mushahadeen, on 04-27-2012
[QUOTE=KTFO]"Cash cow" is what he's trying to say[/QUOTE] Unlike Sergio Martinez, JCC JR doesn't abide by standard linguistic conventions. Don't believe me? Check out Windows 8-- it doesn't even spell check "El Dinero de Vaca". Predicates, conjunctions, etc. that s*** don't mean s*** to JCC JR.

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