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UPDATED INFO) Boxing Match at University Texas El Paso Canceled by Fear it Would Draw Rival Cartels

Friday, April 27, 2012 |

UPDATED INFO AT BOTTOM "WHo is Frida Munoz?"

Concern derived from a federal risk assessment report caused the fight cancellation, however they reconsidered and now the fight will go on.  Also reported was part of the reason for concern could be the identity of Chavez's girlfriend, Frida Munoz Roman. She was the common law wife of the late son of drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman. But Joseph Arabit, the special agent in charge of El Paso for the Drug Enforcement Agency, said he wasn't aware of the Chavez-Roman relationship and didn't see it as an issue. …..Paz Chivis

Posted by Havana on Borderland Beat Forum

Chavez on left
From Associated Press
EL PASO, Texas — A federal risk assessment of a now-canceled West Texas boxing match predicted it would draw leaders from two rival drug cartels, but noted the cartels had declared the event a "neutral zone," a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Friday.
The official, who is familiar with the contents of the report, spoke on condition of anonymity because the official isn't authorized to release the information. The official said the report was done by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations and given to University of Texas at El Paso police.
University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said Tuesday that the planned June 16 fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee couldn't be held at the university's Sun Bowl in El Paso because of security risks. Cigarroa had released no details of the risk assessment report other than to say it contained a "higher than normal" security risk.
video

(Frida Munoz Roman Below)
 The report said leadership of both the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels would be present at the fight, but specified there were no specific threats to the security of the city, the event or those attending it, according to the law enforcement official. The cartels have waged a bloody war in Ciudad Juarez across the Rio Grande from El Paso for control of drug smuggling routes and other criminal enterprises in the city.

University of Texas at El Paso confirmed Friday that university police had received a federal report earlier this month, but declined to discuss its contents.

Homeland Security Investigations "sent a security assessment to UT System who sent it to us and it wasn't for another two weeks they (UT System) decided to cancel", said Veronique Masterson, a public information officer at UTEP.

El Paso city spokeswoman Julie Lozano declined comment and a University of Texas System spokesman did not immediately return telephone and e-mail messages.

Cigarroa's decision to cancel the fight without releasing any details angered El Paso officials and state lawmakers, who accused him of fostering a culture of fear that the city has been overrun by cartel-related violence. Despite the drug war raging in Mexico, the city ranks among the safest in the nation in terms of violent crime.

A day after the announcement, local state and federal law enforcement officials in El Paso, including a representative of ICE, said they had picked up no intelligence of a credible threat or security risk associated with having the fight in El Paso.
    (Lee and Chavez Boxing Promo Video Below 8 Minutes Fight is June 16)
 
Joseph Arabit, the Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration's El Paso division, said his agency had not received any information of specific threats surrounding the boxing match.

Pressure has been mounting on Cigarroa to reverse his decision. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez, an El Paso Democrat, urged the university board of regents to overrule the chancellor when they meet in Austin next week.

Fight promoter Bob Arum has called El Paso a natural place to host a fight with a popular Mexican boxer like Chavez, Jr. The 51,500-seat Sun Bowl drew more than 40,000 fans to watch Oscar de la Hoya fight in 1998.
Link to Havana's post HERE
FRIDA POSING WITH CHAPO'S GRANDDAUGHTER

Who is Frida Munoz Lopez?

1.Frida Munoz Lopez is currently the girlfriend of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. , middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council ( WBC ).

 2.Had a daughter by Edgar Guzman , son of drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman , who was gunned down in 2008.

 3.On Tuesday, Frida joined the boxer in the press conference in which the promoter of the fight would take place in the Sun Bowl in Texas on June 16, Bob Arum , expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision of having canceled.

 4.As the mother of the granddaughter of "Chapo" Guzman , the Texas authorities presume a link to the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel , also known as the Pacific Cartel .
 5.Frida Munoz was the one who identified Edgar Guzman when he was shot during an attack in the parking lot of a shopping center in Culiacan, Sinaloa

Source: LPP
Reversing the cancellation LINK HERE

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41 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

put all my money on the nerd on the right

Anonymous said...

Chavez got caught a couple of weeks ago DUI and some kinda drug weed? Coke? Who knows. They say he's been around Edgar's exgirlfriend, chapo s dead son. And it sounds like chapo dont like that. He's too famous to be killed I guess.he ain't a really a good boxer just riding daddy's name. He hasn't really fought somebody good. His dad is a leyend one of the best.

Anonymous said...

"The report said leadership of both the Sinaloa and Juarez cartels would be present at the fight..." Umm...and why do they have passports again?

Anonymous said...

So is the fight going 2 happen in El Paso, yes or no????

Anonymous said...

I have found it interesting that the evening news in El Paso can present contradicting viewpoints during the same evening broadcast. Of course, the are reporting viable stories that reflect the diverse viewpoints that are found throughout the city. One story is about how the fight was cancelled though the city is safe and void of cartel violence. The other story is about federal indictments unsealed in El Paso including a kidnapping that took a Horirizon City man to Juárez To be tortured And killed for losiing a drug load. Horizon is a neigboring community and practically a suburb of El Paso. Four murders resulted from this kidnapping.

There are countless examples of these contradicting viewpoints. In the end, nothing is absolute. State your opinion as fact and someone will prove you wrong.

Anonymous said...

Chavez jr sucks....he is no julio cesar chavez sr

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke? Law enforcement knows exactly where these guys are going to be in the US, and all they do is write a report about.

Anonymous said...

Is this a joke?? Authorities know exactly where these guys are going to be in the US, and all the do is write a report about it.

Anonymous said...

WTF????? the almighty americans scared of a couple of mexican narcos, I guess they don't have a damn clue what surround means, people here are always saying "mexican should do this mexican should do that", now they would've some narcos on their side of the border and all they did was, run hide under their bed and call 911 lol

Anonymous said...

I feel this may be a false flag event to create more propaganda for the chaos Mexico is in. There will be no leaders of either cartel there. If you are a true fight fan, nobody wants to see this fight. Chavez Jr hasn't fought any skilled fighters and who is this cab driver they are feeding him. The new and up coming Mexican fighter is El Canelo. Don't get me wrong there will be alot of Mexicans at this fight, but it will only be to have a reason to get drunk and do some coke.

Chivis said...

Well WTF? was my first response then "Why are they discouraing this..if leaders are expected...arrest their pathetic asses" no brainer there...

This action is ridiculous, makes US look weak, yet we expect differently of Mx? But know that this was not represenative of the majority of lawmakers/keepers in TX who fervently rejected this proposed action out of hand, this is totally unlike Texas. The guy in the video should be arrested just for being so annoying....

I stopped following boxing in the 80s so I have not clue about these fighters, also I did not hear of Chapos Son's former common law wife being the fighters girlfriend. That argument seems weak to me...but with narcos anything is possible. a friend sent me the photo of the girlfriend last night, is it ok on the size?
Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

The MAJORITY of USA patients whose doctors order a urine screen to monitor prescription drug use -- typically drugs with abuse potential -- are not using them as prescribed, a report from one of the nation’s largest diagnostic laboratories showed.

Drug use in the USA is so deeply ingrained, it is not even possible to ever stop it, even by the so-called law abiding citizens.

The drug war is a psychological weapon being used as a pretext to further brow beat and dominate entire populations to further an agenda that has yet to reveal itself for what it really is.

Anonymous said...

20 zetas killed in nuevo laredo by soldiers

Anonymous said...

So now we are letting the cartels dictate!....great

Anonymous said...

The reasoning is not very important. The fact is that a climate of fear exists in the border area on both sides. Whistling past the graveyard - pretending there is nothing to fear - doesn't change reality. The criminals are to blame and that should made clear at every opportunity.

Nonetheless, it's a legitimate activity (boxing matches) in a legitimate market. They should have the match, provide security and carry on.

Every boxing match I ever attended in Mexico had fights in the stands that were as good as those in the ring. Problem is - today everyone has a gun on them.

Anonymous said...

"reputed drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman"???

Anonymous said...

@April 28, 2012 11:46 AM

Size is good. Thanks for the report!

Anonymous said...

Chapo isidro killed

Anonymous said...

i thought el paso was a very safe place.....i guess not

Anonymous said...

Chivis .
Size of picture is fine .

Anonymous said...

chavez jr i think has always resided in culiacan and culiacan is not that big, he has always been a junior (rich kid), somebody from CULIACAN OR EL PASO wassup? are they saying their afraid of some rancheros coked up with guns? FBI DEA SHERIFF CIA ATF/?? YOU COULD HAVE THEM WHERE U WOULD WANT THEM. maybe chavez jr rival decided not to throw the fight (:. a ver cabrones quien sabe el chisme??

Anonymous said...

The Sunbowl is a stones throw from the hills of Northwest Juarez. Each is visible from the other. Heightened security would have to be co-ordinated in both countries. The Bowl is at a higher elevation than most of the nearby Juarez hills. The playing field can not be seen from those hills but the stands can be. The parking lots and the aproach to the entrance gates are all visible from Juarez. Those hills are populated by low income juarences. Flood those hills with Juarez police patrols and all will be alright. The best security plan involves killing all of the drug gangs. LOL!

Anonymous said...

a stones throw lol

Anonymous said...

Great!!

Anonymous said...

When did this happen?

Anonymous said...

hahahaha funny.......he does look like a nerd. hahahaha

Anonymous said...

Andy Lee is a good boxer.I would expect him to win this fight.

Anonymous said...

April 28, 2012 6:14 PM .
"Those hills are populated by low income juarences. Flood those hills with Juarez police"
Fuck you motherfucker,isn't it bad enough already there?You want to make it worse?Flood it with job's and hope instead of police.Fuck you and your fight,another little rich kid,talking out his culero.

Anonymous said...

The best comment was 20 Zetas killed in NL? Why aren't we reading about that?

Anonymous said...

I guess high ranking cartel members are welcome in to the u.s,
as long they not in the same room

Chivis said...

@12:59

I cannot believe I actually wrote that.
eliminated-

Anonymous said...

chivas a bit of levity in these most horrible times is not to be condemned. thanks for the wry grin.
I love what you do and although I cannot use the skills my government taught me at this time i prepare for the day "Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
Thomas Paine"
"He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death."
the cartels are bleeding their nation to death do not let them bleed the USA to death.

Chivis said...

5:35AM

Thank you very much, and "wry grin" was the exact reaction.

Yours sounds like an interesting story, I long for the day there exists a secure, safe, free, and equality in Mexico, but I concede I will not see that in my life time....Paz, Chivis

Chivis said...

I update the post and added info about frida and chapos granddaughter...I di not know what is happeneing with the vids...I will ask the boss if he can assist...sorry about that..
Paz, Chivis

Anonymous said...

If they have the fight,i hope this little plastic gangster gets fuckin sparked.This little rich boy thinks he is a half assed gangster narco sicario.
Man,you will never be daddy.

Anonymous said...

Chavez jr is a good boxer. He is not great like sr. but then again who is. And as for cartel leadership being there..what makes people think they werent at his last fight in San Antonio or the fight before that in Houston. Im sure they could easily be at this weekends Maywether fight in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

Yeah most of you guys dont know shit about boxing.

Anonymous said...

April 30, 2012 8:43 PM .
And you know shit about MMA,i know more about MMA than you.Who was the Iranian MMA heavyweight who they found out was a pre op tranny ?
Ha see,i knew you didn't know.

Anonymous said...

Chavez jr sucks so bad. He is drug user too. His record means nada.

Anonymous said...

Sure, go ahead and have the fight. We'll have CIA, FBI, DEA, NSA, and last but not least the DIA following every spectator that arrives!!!

Anonymous said...

The fight is medicore at best. The hulabaloo may draw more fans but the bottom line is still murk.

As for threats? Is the Sinaloa responsible for some 10-15,000 deaths (murders ) in Juarez alone? By that thinking, there may be 15000 non-associated cartel members who have a deadly gripe with the Sinaloa. I doubt any law enforcenent agency has a profile on a single one of them...they are indiscreet. If 9-11 can and did happen, if Lincoln wasn't asassinated by a few conspirators,but he was, and if Reagan wasn't nearly done in by some druggies, nearly for sure, then how could measured security handle just one previously innocent person out for vengeance? Crap happens and we always state,"It won't happen again." Say's who?

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