Found April 25, 2012 on
Pro Boxing Fans:
Top Rank Looking to Keep Chavez Jr Fight in El Paso
It's not often that a pre-fight press conference turns into a showcase for an announcement that a fight won't be happening as planned (although Top Rank is getting more familiar with this, after the Brandon Rios-Yuriorkis Gamboa fiasco earlier this year). That's what took place in El Paso recently for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee fight. Planned for Sun Bowl Stadium at UTEP, the University of Texas El Paso, the fight will not be basically banned from taking place there due to security concerns about border violence breaching the city. In its place, Top Rank officials are still looking to try to hold the fight in El Paso at another site or location.
Credit: Will Hart - HBO
Of course, not everyone agrees with that decision. First and foremost is Top Rank, who don't believe the reason for the cancellation. In addition, in an article at Chron.com, senator Jose Rodriguez had this to say:
“I strongly oppose t...
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On Monday, the opening press conference for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Andy Lee WBC middleweight title fight was held. Of course, now, the fight is shrouded in a bit of mystery, as the UTEP Sun Bowl Stadium won't hold the fight. Top Rank is looking to find a new site to keep the bout in El Paso, but as of right now, it's unclear about what will happen. Regardless, right...
Promoters of a June 16 fight between WBC world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee say the chancellor of the University of Texas System has blocked holding the fight at the Sun Bowl in El Paso.
Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti says chancellor Francisco Cigarroa cited security concerns over border violence when he told Texas-El Paso officials...
El Paso officials are demanding more information about the security threat that prompted the University of Texas system to block a boxing match at the Sun Bowl.
City Manager Joyce Wilson said Wednesday she wants Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa to produce evidence of the safety issues ahead of the scheduled June 16 fight between WBC world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...
A state senator from El Paso said Thursday the University of Texas System regents should overturn a decision by Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa to ban a high-profile boxing match from the Sun Bowl over unspecified security concerns
The regents are scheduled to meet next Wednesday and Thursday in Austin. Sen. Jose Rodriguez, a Democrat, sent the nine-member board a letter asking them...