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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Andy Lee square off at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas June 16th 2012
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Andy Lee square off at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas June 16th 2012 (Photo By Chad Middleton)
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Chavez Retains His WBC Middleweight Title with a TKO of Lee in the 7th

It was the perfect night for a championship fight at the Sun Bowl.  The winds were relatively calm, and the extreme heat of the day had passed.  The crowd of 13,467 walked away quite pleased as Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. defeated Andy Lee with a 7th round TKO to retain his WBC Middleweight championship.

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Could El Paso Host the Pacquiao vs Bradley Rematch?

El Paso is no stranger when it comes to hosting huge boxing matches.  Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. takes on Andy Lee later on this evening for the WBC middleweight championship, adding their names to the many other famous fighters who have laced up their gloves here.

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Duke Keith
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Boxing’s Brightest Lights Shine In — and For — El Paso [OPINION/VIDEO]

Reflecting some of boxing's brightest lights, El Paso's bling sparkled that much brighter Wednesday.

The Plaza Theater's organ belted out old time movie music as the grand old theater itself provided an artistic backdrop to what is usually a testosterone-drenched affair -- a boxing press conference. It was an interesting departure from the sterile conference rooms where these events are usually held.

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Manny Pacquiao v Timothy Bradley
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Boxing has Become a Pathetic Sport

In what was one of the worst decisions in boxing history, Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao last night in Las Vegas.  Two of the three judges gave Bradley the narrow victory, one that should have an asterisk by it when historians look back at the bout.

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UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (Photo courtesey of utsystem.edu)
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Chancellor Cigarroa Makes a Shrewd, Calculated Decision [Opinion]

UT System Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa did not get where he is in life by being naive or foolish.  Facing immense pressure from local and state officials after Tuesday's decision, Cigarroa was left with little choice but to reverse his original stance

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UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa (Photo courtesey of utsystem.edu)
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Chavez Jr. Fight Update: UT System Chancellor Makes Sun Bowl Available

The June 16th Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. boxing match has taken more twists and turns than most soap operas. In a wild turn of events, UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarro will now allow the Sun Bowl to host the June 16th boxing event

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UT Cancels The Chavez Fight in El Paso – A Bunch of Malarkey

In what was the most disappointing news in El Paso in quite some time, the UT System cancelled the Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Andy Lee fight at the Sun Bowl. 

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Photo Courtesy of Top Rank Boxing Facebook Page.
Photo Courtesy of Top Rank Boxing Facebook Page.
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Unpopular Chavez/Lee Decision Boils Down to Risk [OPINION]

Take a look at just about every product you purchase. Chances are you will see a huge warning label telling you about the risk associated with that product. After a famous lawsuit some twenty years ago, steaming hot cups of coffee from McDonald's now come with a warning telling you the contents may be hot and can burn you.

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ESPN El Paso’s Andy Lee Interviews Boxer Andy Lee

It was a bittersweet day for me today at the Sun Bowl.  I got to interview the boxer that shares my name, but shortly after I learned that the June 16th fight will not take place in El Paso.

An hour before the press conference, fight promoters learned that the University of Texas Officials deemed the Sun Bowl and the UTEP campus as 'not the appropriate venue for the event

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World Welterweight Championship: Julio Cesar Chavez V Grover Wiley
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (right) will fight Andy Lee on June 16th at the Sun Bowl. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fighting At Sun Bowl June 16th!

Earlier this afternoon, Hall of Fame boxing promoter Bob Arum announced via conference call that World Middleweight Champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would headline a big night of boxing at the Sun Bowl on June 16th.

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