Sun Bowl Bout to be Announced Friday


POSTED: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 5:40pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 6:32pm

It's OFFICIAL--Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, JULIO CÉSAR CHÁVEZ, JR. will be taking on No. 2 world-rated middleweight contender ANDY LEE at the Sun Bowl on June 16.

The principle parties involved, UTEP, Top Rank and the City of El Paso, will be conducting a Media Conference tomorrow to discuss the upcoming event.  In attendance and representing the respective parties will be-- UTEP Executive Vice-President Richard Adauto,III, Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum, El Paso Mayor John Cook.

Chávez, Jr. returns to the boxing metropolis of El Paso, Texas for the first time in nearly six years, headlining “Viva Chávez!” on Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Chávez Jr., who will be making the third defense of the title he won last year, against No. 2-world-rated contender ANDY LEE, marks the first world championship fight to be held in Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown. The Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world championship rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The event is presented by UTEP and is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with the City of El Paso, Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, AT&T and Tecate.

Tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world title tilt go ON SALE Saturday May 5 at 10:00 am MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at and by phone at (915) 747-5234.

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