WBC middleweight champion of the world Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is set to fight highly rated middleweight Andy Lee on June 16th but there has been rumours that the fight may be cancelled. It was concerns over border violence that caused the University of Texas Board of Regents to cancel the fight in El Paso but after a lot of arguing and debating Bob Arum has claimed that the fight is still on.
The scheduled date is till around two months away so they should be able to find another arena by then unless, for some reason, they want to push the fight back a bit.
Yesterday's scheduled press conference went ahead in El Paso and everything was fine but the UOTBOR still want the fight to take place at a different site.
Chavez (45-0-1, 31 KO's) is a very popular fighter in El Paso so I'm sure he will be a little upset that the fight will not happen there and I'm sure his team will have something to moan about. In Lee's (28-1, 20 KO's) case I think he is just happy that he is finally getting his chance that he feels he has deserved for a long time so he won't care where the fight takes place.
If the date of the fight was to change it would be a major blow for Top Rank and HBO as the scheduled date is a week after Manny Pacquiao takes on Timothy Bradley so the replay of that fight will be shown on the same night as Chavez Vs Lee, which should bump up the viewers a little bit.