Posted April 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
The University of Texas System chancellor announced Friday he will allow a high-profile boxing match to be held on the school's El Paso campus if law enforcement can ensure a safe environment, reversing a 3-day-old ban that had upset city leaders. Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa had earlier canceled the June 16 fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl, citing only a ''higher than normal'' security risk. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday that federal risk assessment had warned leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels would attend. Cigarroa set several conditions for the fight to go forward. State, local and federal law enforcement must promise system officials they can handle any security measure. A security plan must be approved in advance by system officials and no alcohol can be served. The chancellor met by teleconference with local and federal law enforcement and city leaders and said they assured him they...

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr – Andy Lee presser videos

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...

Report: Cartels were expected at fight

A law enforcement official says a risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but that it noted the cartels had declared the event a ''neutral zone.'' The official told The Associated Press about the report Friday on condition of anonymity because the official isn't authorized to release...

Lawmaker wants overturn of fight ban

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...
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