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Chavez-Lee May Head To Toyota Center or Alamodome

By Michael Marley

Let's call this incredible blunder exactly what it is, a black eye for so called higher education.

Just an hour before a Tuesday afternoon press conference at the Sun Bowl at the University of Texas, El Paso (UTEP), Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum was notified that the Austin-based UT Board Of Regents had decided to withdraw the welcome mat for his big June 16th middleweight bout between WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee. 

Officials cited "security concerns" as to the crowd attending the show. This stupid decision really irritated Arum and rightly so.

"I'm not Al Queda," an exasperated Arum said. "I mean, I'm Jewish."

Arum said the show will go on in the Lone Star State on June 16 with the Toyota Center in Houston and the Alamodome in San Antonio as the top alternative sites.

It's ironic to note that Top Rank rival Golden Boy held a fight show in the border city which is across from violence ridden Juarez this past Saturday. No terrorist incidents or riots occurred. Sarcasm intended, folks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 04-24-2012

WBC shouls get out of TX, even though last weeks Mares bout, in El Paso, was very successful...where were the security concerns...granted Chavez carries issues, but mayb there's not enough beer 4 him & the old man...seriously , pleanty of…

Comment by Corelone on 04-24-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12040493]They know those Mexicans haven't been very happy with Chavez Jr lately and might pop some sh1t off.[/QUOTE] Boxing fans in general are a concern, did you see those Argentinos? I've got to admit, though, Mexican fans, Coronas, and an…

Comment by OnePunch on 04-24-2012

I'm sure Top Rank had a contract for the date. I hope they sue the university for breach of contract........

Comment by CAMPER on 04-24-2012

They should have just named the title of this article..."Arum has the judges palms greased. Lee's gonna need a KO to win now!" Ha ha

Comment by 915angel on 04-24-2012

[QUOTE=jsfd26;12040493]They know those Mexicans haven't been very happy with Chavez Jr lately and might pop some sh1t off.[/QUOTE] security issues my buttox WHY cancle the Upcoming Boxing Bout. for Elpaso? How are UTEP football games, Monster Trucks, or any other…

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