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The promoters of Saturday night's middleweight title fight between WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee are certain that any controversy surrounding the venue in El Paso, Texas, has been resolved.
They're also hopeful no more trouble arises if the fight goes to the judges.
The bout between Mexico's favorite son and Ireland's top contender will take place at the University of Texas-El Paso's Sun Bowl Stadium, just across the border from Ciudad Juarez, where drug and gang violence has made the city one of the most dangerous in Mexico.
University of Texas system Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa briefly canceled the fight in April, citing a ''higher than normal'' risk assessment.
The moved created uproar in El Paso, statistically among the safest cities in the U.S.
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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. recovered from a slow start he blamed on leg cramps and stopped Andy Lee at 2:21 of the seventh round Saturday night to retain the WBC middleweight title.
A right uppercut by Chavez snapped Lee's head upwards and sideways and Chavez connected on a barrage of punches before referee Laurence Cole intervened and waved an end to the fight.
On Saturday night in El Paso, Texas, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will meet Andy Lee in a battle of two of the best middleweights in the world. The Chavez Jr. vs. Lee fight will be televised live on HBO. This afternoon, the fighters stepped on the scales for the official pre-fight weigh-ins, and right here, you can find the Chavez Jr. vs. Lee weigh-in results. Take a look. You'll...
Chavez Jr. Takes on Andy Lee this Saturday on HBO
Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., landed in Las Vegas for training camp at the Top Rank Gym. On June 16, Chavez will headline "Viva Chávez!" on Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium, when he defends his WBC title against No. 2 world-rated contender Andy Lee...
Lou Dibella Calls for Fairness in Texas
On Saturday, June 16, DiBella Entertainment-promoted middleweight contender "Irish" Andy Lee (28-1, 20 KOs) will challenge Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1-1NC, 31 KOs), for the WBC middleweight championship, at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. At today's final press conference, promoter Lou DiBella expressed supreme confidence...
WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. discusses his preparation for Saturday night's fight with Andy Lee on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Q: How does it feel to be back in Texas? What can you say about the fans here?
Juilo Cesar Chavez Jr.: I am very happy to return to Texas and especially to El Paso. The people have always supported...
WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. will defend his belt against Ireland’s top contender Andy Lee on Saturday night at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The prizefight was briefly cancelled on April 26 after Chávez, Jr.’s girlfriend, … Continue reading →
You thought Timothy Bradley was brave to keep fighting last week with injured ankles and feet and whatnot? Look at these models. What troopers. Like boxing, there's something a little bit sick and a little bit satisfying about watching that video. Anyway, let's wash the bitter taste of last week out of our collective mouth with some entertaining boxing this week...
On Saturday night in El Paso, Texas, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will defend his trinket against once-beaten Andy Lee from Ireland. How he will face Lee after already going through the murderer’s row of Marco Antonio Rubio, Peter Manfredo Jr, Sebastian Zbik, and Billy Lyell is anyone’s guess. I actually like this fight. This will be our first time seeing [...]
This Saturday, while DiBella Entertainment's Andy Lee will be looking to become the new WBC Middleweight Champion of the world when he takes on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, TX, former cruiserweight world title challenger Ran Nakash (26-1, 18KO's) will be looking to put himself back into the spotlight.
Nakash is scheduled to take on Johnny...
Full weights from El Paso, Texas Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (159) vs. Andy Lee (159.25) Daniel Attah (135.5) vs. Miguel Angel Vazquez (137.75) Roberto Marroquin (124) vs. Artuto Santiago (122.5) Alex Salcedo (145) vs. James Harrison (147.75) Arthur Trevino (132) vs. Casey Ramos (131.25)