University of Texas allowing fight at Sun Bowl
EL PASO, Texas (AP) 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.
Why wouldn’t there be a safe environment?
Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa had canceled the June 16 fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl, citing a ”higher than normal” security risk. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday that a federal risk assessment had warned that leaders of warring Mexican drug cartels would attend.
Diana Natalicio , the president of the University of Texas at El Paso, said Cigarroa told her one reason he cancelled the fight was a tie between Chavez Jr. and Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin ”Chapo” Guzman mentioned in a federal security report.
Local media have reported Chavez Jr. is in a relationship with the Guzman’s son’s widow.
Natalicio thanked city officials and others for their efforts to bring the fight back to El Paso.
But I wonder if this has anything to do with it. Yes, that is the aforementioned Andy Lee.
I think the real reason for apprehension is that with Mexican fighting Gringo, hundreds of thousands of punch drunk three sheets to the wind Mexicans will go on an orgy of anti-white hate and rage, no matter who wins.
Fight promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said he was surprised by the restrictions. Arum said he’ll have to get assurances from the University of Texas at El Paso and local police by early next week that they can be met. If not, Arum said he’ll move the fight to Houston.
”This is preposterous. We’ve never had one bit of problems in Los Angeles, Houston or San Antonio, which are all big Hispanic communities, on a Chavez fight,” Arum said.
That’s because you’re a fight promoter, not a soccer impresario. Match Mexico versus the USA in Los Angeles, and see what happens.
Of course, none of this would be a problem if America was still populated with Americans.