June 12, 2013
This week Joe follows up on the much anticipated September showdown between boxing's best Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Canelo Alvarez. Joe answers emails he received about what it is like to be up close to both fighters as a referee during a fight and also covers the basics on how to get involved in refereeing prize fights.
Joe breaks down the megafight between boxing's pound for pound best fighter, Floyd Mayweather, and the most talked about young boxer in the business, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
This week, Joe covers last weekend's rematch in England between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler. Joe also talks about the 2013 Hall of Fame Induction class including Arturo Gatti and one of the greatest referees of all time, Mills Lane. Finally, Joe Cortez talks a little bit about his good friend Leon Spinks and how he is overcoming some of the health challenges that he has faced in the last few years.
This week, Joe covers last weekends destruction of junior welterweight Lamont Peterson at the hands of Lucas Matthysse and Alexander Povetkin's tune up fight ahead of a giant heavyweight matchup with Wladimir Klitschko coming up this fall. Joe also touches on the 10 point must system being implemented into Olympic scoring.
This week, Joe talks about the weight issue that may hinder a potential fall bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Joe also talks about what is in the future for Juna Manuel Marquez, Tim Bradley, Manny Pacquiao, and Brandon Rios. Joe also mentions some issues with weigh in scales and judges that may take ill during a fight.
Welcome to Fair But Firm with Joe Cortez. Joe Cortez hosts this weekly boxing show on YouTube and fairbutfirm.com to give a referee's perspective on the great sport of boxing. This week, Joe recaps Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s drubbing of Robert Guerrero and some of the issues with both fighter's fathers and camps.
The sport of boxing requires several ingredients: the fighters, a venue, a commission to oversee the fight, promoters, judges and, of course referees. One of the most outstanding referees is Joe Cortez. A referee for more than 25 years, Joe has seen the best and worst of the fight game. He has officiated Oscar de la Hoya, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, George Foreman, and Lennox Lewis just to name a few. Who better to bring you behind the scenes of the most historic sport in the world than Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez? Please join us every week for the most entertaining and informative boxing show on the web.
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