Once again I had the privilege of interviewing I.B.H.O.F referee Joe Cortez. His resume includes, Pacquiao Marquez 1, Bowe Holyfield 1 and 3 of that remarkable trilogy, George Forman’s remarkable win against Michael Moorer, Hatton Mayweather, Mayweather Ortiz and many other history making contests, in his retirement from the ring he is now a journalist and specialist boxing commentator for E.S.P.N. In an exclusive interview he took some time to discuss a wide variety of subjects which included topics such as, Bernard ‘The Alien’ Hopkins, ‘The Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire, Manny Pacquiao and much more. Just click play on the player to listen to this interview.
1. Manny Pacquiao’s future and whether or not he can regain vintage form
2. The credibility Of Amir Khan as an opponent for Floyd Mayweather.
3. Does Nonito Donaire still have the hunger and desire required to get back on top
4. Why earning fans respect is still a tough hill to climb for Timothy Bradley and what he must do to get it
“Amir Khan has paid his dues”
“You can hit brandon Rios with a baseball bat and he will keep coming”
“I would have chosen a less dangerous opponent than Brandon Rios”
“If Pacquiao gets knocked out again the boxing world will say he was damaged goods”
“ I think Nonito Donaire Needs to go back to the drawing board”
“ Hopkins fights like a 22 year old”
It was indeed a great pleasure to spend some time with hall of famer Joe Cortez once again, please tune in enjoys the insights and experience of a man who spent over 3 decades in the sport as a word class referee a judge.
I thank Joe Cortez for his time and wish him luck for the future.