The focus is finally back on WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and challenger Andy Lee after their summer bout in El Paso's Sun Bowl was temporarily scuttled by a dustup over security concerns.
''Hay pelea,'' promoter Bob Arum declared in the Spanish phrase for ''The fight is on.''
''There is going to be a fight, and it will be a terrific one,'' Arum said at a news conference Friday.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa triggered a war of words befitting a boxing match when he canceled the scheduled June 16 fight last week, citing security concerns without publicly offering any specifics. Local officials angrily protested, sensitive to the perception that border cities are unsafe because of the bloody battle among drug cartels in Mexico.
Cigarroa reversed the ban three days after his initial announcement, the same day a law enforcement official told The Associated Press that a federal risk assessment had warned that leaders of warring Mexican d...