Legendary Referee Joe Cortez and Fight Previews | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 6)

Legendary Referee Joe Cortez and Fight Previews | Big Fight Weekend (Ep. 6)

A special International Boxing Hall of Fame guest is part of our Big Fight Weekend preview podcast this week.

Hear some great stories and reminisce about some of the biggest moments in boxing in the last 40 years with legendary referee, Joe Cortez. Cortez (above) worked over 170 World Championship fights,  including with the likes of Mike Tyson, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard and even more recent fighters like Oscar De La Hoya and Canelo Alvarez.

We also reminisce about this being the anniversary week of Muhammad Ali regaining his World Heavyweight Championship against Leon Spinks and also the mega World Welterweight fight nearly 40 years ago between Leonard and Thomas “Hitman” Hearns from Las Vegas in 1981.

Cortez was also the referee for George Foreman’s dramatic knockout win over Michael Moore making him the oldest World Heavyweight Champion of all time at 45 years of age. Relive that famous moment with the legendary third man in the ring.

Then, Marquis Johns, Senior Writer at BigFightWeekend.com, is back in his customary role to help go over the news the week and the upcoming fight cards.

First, we discuss the quick dismissal of Canelo Alvarez’s $280 million lawsuit in California Court last week. What does it all mean and will he refile it?

We also discuss the upcoming World Lightweight Title Unification showdown between Vassiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez and how there is apparently no rematch clause in their contract for October in Vegas.

Finally, Marquis gives his insight on the two prominent fight card shows in the U.S. this week from Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut Saturday night and also, the Top Rank Boxing show on ESPN+ in the Las Vegas bubble on Saturday night, as well.

We also present some betting advice if you’re looking at both of those cards.

Finally, as always, you can read more about “the sweet science” through our website www.BighFightWeekend.com and make sure you are subscribing / 5 star rate and review Big Fight Weekend, wherever you get podcasts like: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.!

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