Andres Cortes | Knuckle Up with Mike Orr | Talkin Fight
EPISODE: Episode 28
Today Mike profiles an undefeated super featherweight, Andres Cortes (16-0, 9 KOs), who is looking for big fights in 2022.
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[, Music, ] hello, there, boxing fans around the world.
Thank you for joining us once again here on talk and fight for another episode of knuckle up, featuring mike4 and cedric ben in the den today who we got mike andreas cortez, you guys might know him or might not know him.
Uh he’s been around for a while he’s.
No uh he’s no slouch either he’s just uh he’s been on the slow end of uh, the rising star.
I guess uh it’s unfortunate uh, this kid’s 16-0 he’s only 24 years old he’s got nine kos and he’s rated 32nd of this 1962 people in the world, uh he’s from las vegas nevadas, and let me tell you about this.
This guy has had highlight reel knockouts in the last couple of fights man um his genesis, surveina fight.
That was a huge knockout in the first round.
You know what i mean.
You saw that one that was a big one, uh yo honestly.
What did you think about this kid he uh? Well, judging doesn’t what i’ve seen um i’m liking.
What you told me before i’m sure you’re gon na you’re gon na expand on it before but uh.
He has a few things.
Uh, a few wins in the amateur ranks that uh that, i think were pretty interesting.
Why don’t you uh? Let people know about that yeah, so in in the amateur ranks, man uh this kid.
You know he was influenced by his older brother and current trainer.
Uh he’s a former three-time national champion um.
You know louis cortez uh and started his boxing career at a very young age.
He moved up the ranks and the amateurs amassing 150 amateur fights and making it into the finals of the youth world championships in 2014.
He’S faced rising stars, including devin, haney, tia, fomo lopez, before turning pro um and honestly he’s he bested them.
He’S he’s, beat them in the amateurs.
Uh there’s also another name there that i’m forgetting at the moment i think, is balderas balderas is another fighter that i believe he’s uh he’s beaten, uh yeah he has.
He has the pedigree.
Like he’s um, you know he’s done things as an amateur to show you that that he that he is at that level, um, you know being at the professional ranks, is obviously uh a step up at a different level and um.
It doesn’t always just because you had success at the amateur level, doesn’t always mean you’re gon na be successful at the professional level, but it does give a a very good indication of um.
You know of how well you can do against against uh.
You know against top level competition exactly you know, and now this kid unfortunately is uh is unsigned so uh.
You know i believe he was with uh.
He signed with mayweather promotions back uh back a while back and i believe they’ve.
Let him go is where he’s coming from and uh.
You know his brother and him uh.
They want to make a run at the at the title, man and they believe that you know cortez has the ability to be there and and and and fight with those top dogs man.
It’S just he’s he’s been slow tracked through his career.
He hasn’t been on the high track, like you know, the other guy’s in that division.
He has a fight uh.
One of the fights i’m seeing here is on top rank.
Is he not signing with top rank right now or no he’s he’s unsigned interesting, interesting? How old is he he’s only 24 years old man, 24 years old, 16 and 0 looks like a you know, crowd-pleasing fighter, i’m i’m wondering there must be a little story behind that.
I don’t know.
Maybe the the focus is not there in training or something like that, but there must be a reason why you know especially like i said, if you’re a prospect coming into the professional ranks – and you have wins with that with some of those top guys.
Usually some of the top top promotions are looking to sign you so um yeah like, but at the same time you know we’ve seen um in the past couple years.
A lot of fighters are trying to go the independent route and try to do things themselves.
Uh um and devin hayney assigned to the zone, but he’s kind of doing things on his own.
So maybe that’s what mr cortez is trying to do, maybe trying to make it on his own.
Why he’s a little bit slow tracked right now he’s trying to find he’s trying to find a promoter, that’s going to get behind him and then push him the way that he believes he you know uh, he can be pushed.
He says he has the tools he has the ability, his brother’s been training him.
His brother is watching them and and pushing them the same way.
Man they’re just trying to sell themselves right now and it’s and it’s hard to believe that this guy, you know is even is even unsigned at this point.
You know he’s a great fighter.
He is a great fighter.
Uh he produces every time uh.
You know he got dropped against um.
I believe it was uh salinas back um, uh uh.
What was it july august? I think it was no july july 2020.
You got job, get up, got back up right, yeah man, yeah man.
He got back up and and fought to win that one man which was which is crazy, and that was a battle.
This kid uh he’s got hurt.
Man he’s got the strength he sure as hell can take a punch, because i i don’t know about you, did you see the way his eyebrows split open, that they took care of it? They took care of it and those those cuts above the eyebrow those you know it’s in a in a very dangerous spot, but because of where it is, if it goes, you know goes into your eye.
That’S why they might you know, that’s why they stop fights, because of that, so you got to be careful.
Those cuts, of course, of course, but yeah man with uh.
You know with him being unsigned right now, uh, you know the guys out there in the market.
Looking to sign fighters, man check this kid out.
Man honestly he’s very exciting uh.
He you know you know he’s he showed that he can stand in the ring with these guys.
Um mayweather mayweather noticed this guy uh during a sparring session uh when he was 22 years old when he was in the ring with um uh davis.
So he spurred you know, he’s sparred, tank davis and and and brought it brought it to him.
He brought him everything that he could man.
He looked really good good enough where mayweather was impressed where he later signed, so he was assigned to mayweather promotions, but now he’s a free agent so guys you know what i mean: we’re gon na we’re gon na see.
What’S happening also, i told you what he’s doing right now.
Yesterday we talked about a gentleman and he is training uh.
He is training.
Him remember short, fuse short fuse.
Yes, yes, yes, he’s training, he’s training short fuse.
So that’s what he’s doing right now, yeah! So he’s prepping him and his brother are prepping short fuse for his fight.
This fro uh this saturday on the fifth.
That’S what he’s been doing at the moment.
So you know and uh honestly short few said the same thing.
He said: hey man, you know, i really appreciate it: the kid’s, a great talented, boxer and uh.
You know it’s it’s great, that he’s he’s given him a hand and lending his expertise out to short fuse so sure if you could come through with that victory, like i said, was going to happen on saturday for all you guys to watch.
Excuse me: it’s your fuse, but yeah man uh this kid man cortez, be on the lookout for him.
Uh he’s looking to do big things this year, uh he’s ready to make a move and he’s looking for a promoter.
That’S gon na get behind him and push him into the super stardom that he deserves for all his hard work and efforts.
You know you amassed 150 amateur fights, man he’s been in that ring and bested tia fomo devin haney balderas he’s sparred javonte davis.
You know what i mean mm-hmm, making him a champ gon na be interesting to see.
Is he to watch him grow 16-0 right now he said he’s that 16-0, with nine kos.
Okay, he’s he’s looking at he’s, he’s looking to just keep it going.
Man he’s ranked eighth at a 269 lightweights in uh, the united states, man and you know, he’s only five seven, but he’s got a you know: nice little f, 65 inch reach man and when you watch some of these fights guys go back and check him out.
Those kos uh, you can see this guy hits hard yeah.
He hits real hard man he’s got them nice, stocky little arms, little 65 inchers, but um yeah man.
He knows how to use them and uh.
You guys can trust me.
Man go check out.
These highlight reel markers yeah.
These guys are uh, not only prospects.
You know like up and coming prospects, but they’re also up and coming uh prospects for for knockout of the week.
Yes, man definitely definitely um.
If you want to be don’t forget, if you guys want to back up these guys, if you know these guys personally, these guys, let them know you know we want to get them on the show.
We want to get the more exposure, especially cortez.
He doesn’t have anybody promoting him right now, so uh coming on, the show would be the best promotion for him.
Definitely we’re gon na reach out to you, brother.
Yes, there he is, that’s it.
That’S it we’re gon na try and get him on here, but knuckle up fans.
It’S that time again, uh happy hump day, everybody.
I believe it is wednesday.
Um yeah happy update, we’re uh we’re gon na uh.
Do what we do man and let’s get back to work, so you guys don’t have to i’ll see you tomorrow same time same channel new prospect, it’ll be fun, we’ll see you then cedric in the den.
Thank you very much jab that, like subscribe and knock us out those comments and don’t forget to set those reminders, we’ll see you tomorrow same time same channel peace,