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Chavez-Lee: Officials Reverse Decision on Sun Bowl Ban

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ronnie_N. on 04-28-2012

like a boss (reprise)...

Comment by kozone on 04-28-2012

[QUOTE=KTFO;12050963]"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…

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;12050963]"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***…

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