The University of Texas System regents using fear without providing evidence is striking a nerve with me.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Texas cancelled a fight between popular Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and Andy Lee by the regents over elevated security concerns over violence from across the boarder spilling over. Problem is, the law enforcement community have said they have not heard of any concerns, let alone any that would justify cancelling a fight that could provide millions to El Paso.
I grew up in Tucson, Ariz., which is 90 minutes from the Mexican border. Some politicians would talk about violence spilling over from the border, creating a security concern. Problem is, I had family and friends. That was not the case. And it sounds like the same thing.
Something is not right in Texas.
On another note, the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao undercard has been set. Here’s the release from Top Rank.
Tickets are still available for the June 9 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The three-bout pay-per-view undercard will feature undefeated No. 1 welterweight contender MIKE “MJ” JONES battling two-time world champion and current No. 2 contender RANDALL “The Knockout King” BAILEY for the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title; undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super bantamweight champion GUILLERMO “El Chacal” RIGONDEAUX defending his title against world-rated TEON “The Technician” KENNEDY; and five-division world champion and Méxican icon JORGE “Travieso” ARCE, in his first fight in a Las Vegas ring in more than one year, taking on Puerto Rican knockout artist JESUS ROJAS in a 10-round junior featherweight fight.