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Long Awaited Boxing Match Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

The University of Texas Chancellor Texas’ chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa said it was a matter of security.

That was all it took for the chancellor to shut down the big fight at the Sun Bowl.

When city leaders got wind of the news, however, they rallied the troops and after some fighting, were able to overturn the decision. It came with conditions, namely, heightened security and a ban on booze.

Long-time boxing promoter Bob Arum said it’s not really just about banning the alcohol. “If the ban does stick, it’s not going to affect attendance as much as it places a stigma on El Paso,” Arum said.

KVIA went out to Uteps’ ticket center and although there wasn’t a long line, ticket buyers were still happy to get their tickets.

“I’m glad it’s going to be here, we got 5 here,” ticket buyer Enrique Hasso said. “We got five tickets for all our friends.”

A few fans didn’t seem to mind that they wouldn’t be able to drink.

“Regardless of anything, how often do we get to see a fight in El Paso?” Hasso said.

He also said that he’ll probably drink before the fight.

Roberto Ortiz said he agrees with Hasso. “(The alcohol ban) doesn’t matter I mean, we’re just here to watch the fight,” he said.

UT officials have not officially announced the safety their reason for added security but sources who wished to remain anonymous said that it’s likely due to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s girlfriend, who was once married to alleged cartel boss Chapo Guzmans Guzmans’ son.

“I think (the added security) is sort of irrelevant and it’s really nonsense,” Arum said.

He’s promoted boxing for more than 40 years and said that alleged underworld leaders often attend boxing matches.

“Half of the guys in the seats in the first two rows (at one time) were mafia guys,” Arum said. “And of course their on their best behavior because their not idiots.”

Tickets can be bought at any Ticketmaster location.

Prices can range anywhere from 25 dollars to 200 hundred dollars ringside.

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