POSTED: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 7:09am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 9:07am
EL PASO - It's what some are calling a major setback for El Paso, a high profile boxing match scheduled at the Sun Bowl between boxers Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee has been cancelled.
It's one of the most anticipated sporting events El Paso had planned to host in years.
But, the University of Texas System Administrators say the Sun Bowl isn't the appropriate place for this fight.
The bout between Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee scheduled for june 16th was cancelled just yesterday.
Promoters and fans are up in arms about the unpopular decision and say this is a major defeat for our community.
Promoters are planning on appealing the decision.
If you want to voice your opinion, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
El Paso residents have drafted on online petition, which can be found here: thepetitionsite.com/552/315/266/keep-the-chavez-lee-fight-at-the-sun-bowl/