October 13th, 2013 By Pedro Fernandez
JOE CORTEZ RECOGNIZED FOR BIRTHDAY & GREATNESS
San Francisco, CA- Without any question, for one of the most recognized officials in boxing history,today marks the 39th Jack Benny-like birthday of retired referee Joe Cortez. Always staying true to the following, “I’m fair, but I’m firm,” Joe’s closing line before a fight.
That being said, nobody tried harder to excel in life both professionally, in addition to Joe the family man, than Joe Cortez. Today boxing fans, this is Joe Cortez Day! Happy Birthday to a man worthy of tons of respect, as this man wasn’t the standard, rather Joe Cortez set the standard. It isn’t often we do birthdays here at RingTalk.com, but we could not pass this day without giving Joe hus props!