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UT Board of Regents Backstabs UTEP, Strips Them Of A Big Money Fight At The Sun Bowl

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The potential Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight that was supposed to take place in the Sun Bowl on June 16th has been cancelled, citing border violence concerns. Which, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that something fishy is going on here. Truly disgusting. UPDATE: Senator Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso) has released a statement. It reads: "I strongly oppose the decision by the UT System to cancel this fight, especially without consulting local officials regarding any potential threat. This is just one more example of what happens when our state leaders disregard the facts by falsely calling border communities ‘war zones’ without any evidence to support their claims, Decisions such as these hurt our local economy and tarnish the image of border communities. El Paso is not only one of the safest communities in Texas, it is one of the safest in the nation. There have been several events such as this in El Paso — including a boxing match at UTEP last weekend — with no incidents. The decision to cancel this fight due to the fears of border violence only reinforces to the negative perception of El Paso and will have a lasting impact on the community for years to come. If decisions are going to be made without solid evidence of actual threats of violence at events such as this, then border communities from El Paso to Brownsville will be irreparably harmed."

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