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Why the Chavez Jr Fight at the Sun Bowl was Cancelled

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was to make his third title defense against Irish Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl stadium in Texas on June 16, 2012. That was until the University of Texas system ordered the fight to be moved elsewhere.

The request was made after security concerns were cited because of fears of border violence. You might be thinking what does this have to do with Julio Cesar Chavez? Well, Chavez Jr. is currently dating Frida Munoz Roman.

Frida Munoz Roman has a baby girl with Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s deceased son who was killed in 2008. Guzman is one of the most wanted men in the world and was just indicted by a federal grand jury in El Paso on Tuesday — the same day the fight was canceled. The U.S. government has offered a $5 million award for information leading to the capture of Guzman.

The Sinaloa cartel has been in a bloody turf war with the Juarez drug cartel and rumor is the cancellation was allegedly based on the relationship between Chavez Jr and Frida Munoz Roman.

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Comments
  1. Jonny-Boy

    Chavez may sign to fight Martinez, but if I know Chavez he may get ill or hurt his hand to get out of a fight with Martinez. He will then proceed to fight some unknown European fighter on HBO. I agree with you Edgar I wont believe it until I see them in the ring across from each other.

  2. Edgar G.

    I heard about that too… but I have a feeling is not going to happen… there only saying that to promote Chavez fight with Lee.

    When I see Chavez in the ring with Martinez then…I will believe it..

  3. Kerry Stanovsky

    This just in…..WBC has a contract for the winner of Chavez-Lee to fight Sergio Martinez in the fall. The document has been signed by Martinez and Lee and sent to Chavez. Has not been seen since. Frankly, I’m stunned. Thought Jr. would have overnighted that back. I’m sure the WBC has a team of investigators on the case.

  4. Jonny-Boy

    @ J.M. the fight is still going to go down at the Sun Bowl but the fight itself was not in danger of being cancelled just relocated had this decision not been reversed. I think this is gonna be a tough fight for Chavez but I think he’ll be too big for Lee not to mention the awful judging in TX is against Lee as well.

  5. J.M LOERA

    So is the fight with Andy lee off? Or just getting moved??

  6. Jamie butler

    Has el chapo downloaded my boxing fans onto his iPhone??? If he has I’m keeping quiet,,, lol

  7. Edgar

    I agree with you guys why her, you know
    What will happen if Chavez fucks up, all she needs to do is call her daughters grandpa.

    I think maybe because he lives in Sinaloa and El Chapo rules Sinaloa so he gets protected by them.

  8. Dan

    Why go for this one??, to have a an excuse and not fight Sergio Martinez x)

  9. MexicanMafia2010

    she’s hot if you ask me.

  10. Jonny-Boy

    @ Kerry, I was thinking the same thing. There is plenty of women out there why go for this one?

  11. Kerry Stanovsky

    Julio, seriously… of all the girls out there, you picked her? You are truly living on the edge.