Statement Regarding the Chavez, Jr., and Lee Professional Boxing Match

The University of Texas System issued the following statement today (April 24) regarding the determination that the Sun Bowl on the UT El Paso Campus is not the appropriate venue for the Chavez, Jr., and Lee professional boxing match.

“A specific event risk assessment was performed and the conclusion was that the risk was higher than normal.  Based on this assessment, the decision was made that the university and Sun Bowl would not be an appropriate venue for this specific event.

The decision was not made by the UT System Board of Regents.  It was made by University of Texas System Administration officials. 

Furthermore, this decision should not be generalized to other events at UTEP or other UT institution facilities.  If there was an elevated risk determination associated with any event hosted by the other 14 UT institutions, the same decision would have been made.”

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