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  1. Ishe Smith is where he hoped to be

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On a personal level, fight week is a milestone of sorts because it marks 10 years since I was first credentialed for a fight. That fight was the rematch between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, and a few weeks before the bout, I was in Big Bear, Ca...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Bayless gets call for Mayweather-Alvarez

    Joe Cortez

    With the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez blockbuster almost here, no details are too small for fans to consider, and among the fight's main ingredients are the officials. The referee for the main event at Las Vegas' MGM Grand will be ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  3. Joe Cortez: Mayweather should beat Canelo

    Julio Gonzalez

    Joe Cortez was the third man in the ring with some of the best boxers in history, and he holds the unofficial record for world championship fights as a referee. Yet he's still capable of being thrilled by the announcement of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  4. What if Manny Pacquiao had finished Juan Manuel Marquez in their ...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    How might the storied rivalry between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have been different (if it existed at all) had the three-knockdown rule been in effect for their first fight?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  5. Grantland Network: Ring Theory

    Grantland Staff

    Victor Ortiz wanted to hug it out, but Floyd Mayweather declared that he was a fighter, not a lover. The end result was a boxing match that left the sports world buzzing — and gave us a reason to roll out the Grantland Network's first boxing po...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  6. UFC's Dana White blames referee Joe Cortez in Floyd Mayweather-Vi...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White heavily criticized referee Joe Cortez's handling of the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz and said Mayweather did nothing wrong.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  7. Floyd Mayweather won his fight against Victor Ortiz fair and squa...

    Dan Rafael

    Would it have been nice to see Floyd Mayweather perhaps show a little more sportsmanship during his fight against Victor Ortiz? Sure, but boxing is a combat sport and he broke no rules.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  8. Tearful Mike Tyson inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

    The once-proclaimed "baddest man on the planet" fumbled for words that wouldn't come. Sylvester Stallone knew exactly what Mike Tyson was feeling.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2011
  9. Mike Tyson, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sylvester Stallone picked for Box...

    Mike Tyson, whose meteoric rise to the pinnacle of boxing and stunning fall from grace was legendary, was selected Tuesday for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  10. Joe Cortez's judgment shows inside and outside the ring

    Diego Morilla

    Joe Cortez has been making difficult choices since his rough-and-tumble childhood, and the worlds on both sides of the ropes seem to be fairer places for it.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2009
  11. Blog 49

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 9:10 p.m. ET -- Boo birds Ring announcer Michael Buffer just introduced Joe Cortez as the third man in the ring for the Bernabe Concepcion-Adam Carrera bout. His name was met with a cascade of boos from the Mexican fans in the arena, fans...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2008
  12. Time for Joe Cortez to find another nickname

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • Regarding referee Joe Cortez's miserable handling of last Saturday's Humberto Soto-Francisco Lorenzo fight: He was neither fair, nor firm. Soto, who was disqualified in the fourth round for land...

    Blog | July 03, 2008
  13. Time for Joe Cortez to find another nickname

    Dan Rafael

    Your weekly random thoughts... • Regarding referee Joe Cortez's miserable handling of last Saturday's Humberto Soto-Francisco Lorenzo fight: He was neither fair, nor firm. Soto, who was disqualified in the fourth round for landing a ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2008
  14. Cortez not the first referee to drop the ball in a big fight

    Graham Houston

    Francisco Lorenzo took a beating from Humberto Soto, yet walked out of the ring a winner. Unheard of? Hardly. Graham Houston reminds us Lorenzo's DQ win wasn't the first decision that left boxing fans scratching their heads.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2008
  15. Erdei dominates Blades, gets TKO to retain WBO light heavyweight ...

    Zsolt Erdei retained his WBO light heavyweight title on Saturday, stopping American challenger George Blades in the 11th round.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2007
  16. Diaz batters Sucio in Mosley-Vargas undercard bout

    Dan Rafael

    Randy Suico absorbed a tremendous amount of punishment until a final flurry from Juan Diaz prompted referee Joe Cortez to stop the fight at 2:06 of the ninth round Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2006