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Video: Chancellor cancels Julio César Chávez Jr. fight citing ‘security reasons’

The Julio César Chávez Jr. and Andy Lee WBC world middleweight championship fight scheduled for June 16 in Sun Bowl Stadium has been blocked by the University of Texas System’s chancellor’s office.

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum told the El Paso Times before Tuesday’s scheduled news conference, “An hour ago the esteemed chancellor of the University of Texas System called the president of UTEP and said the fight cannot be held at UTEP, not here in the Sun Bowl — not here or in the Don Haskins Center — because of security reasons. We will fight this decision. But the fight will go on — here or in Houston or in the Alamodome (in San Antonio).”

The fight is expected to be a good one. Chávez Jr., son of Mexico’s boxing legend Julio César Chávez, is 45-0-1 with 31 knockouts. He is enormously popular — partially because of his good looks, partly because of his father and very much because of his aggressive style of fighting. Lee, a member of Ireland’s 2004 Olympic team, is 28-1, with 20 knockouts.

The matchup was scheduled as a reprise to the wildly popular Oscar De La Hoya-Patrick Charpentier fight in 1998 that Arum

Source: http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20468241/julio-cesar-chavez-jr-andy-lee?source=rss

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