Joe Cortez

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This article is about the referee. For the Native American boxer, see Joe Cortez (Shoshone, ID).

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World Boxing HOF Inductee

Name: Joe Cortez
Born: 1945-10-13
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Judging Record: click
Refereeing Record: click

Joe Cortez has worked as a boxing referee with the New York State Athletic Commission and Nevada State Athletic Commission. He was elected into the World Boxing Hall of Fame: Class of 2007. His catchphrase during pre-fight instructions is "I'm fair but I'm firm."

Amateur Highlights

  • 1960 Joe Cortez of the Boys Club of NY won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' novice championship at flyweight over Pablo Acevedo of the Salem Crescent AC by decision.
  • 1961 of the Boys Club of NY won the New York Daily News Golden Gloves' open championship at bantamweight over Angelo Soto of the Salem Crescent AC by decision.
  • 1961 won the New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at bantamweight by ko over Clyde Tyler. Joe and Mike Cortez are the only brothers who won this tournament.
  • 1961 won the Intercity Golden Gloves' championship at bantamweight by decision over Oscar German.
  • 1962 Spanish Golden Gloves Champion.

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Championships


Preceded by:
Edward Medina
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Novice Flyweight Champion

1960
Succeeded by:
George Colon
Preceded by:
Ray Cruz
New York Daily News Golden Gloves
Open Bantamweight Champion

1961
Succeeded by:
Ray Cruz
Preceded by:
Mike Loucas
New York Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions
Bantamweight Champion

1961
Succeeded by:
Tournament ends
Preceded by:
Pete Spanakos
Intercity Golden Gloves
Bantamweight Champion

1961
Succeeded by:
Tournament lapse until 1977


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