Boxing fans will know Joe Cortez as a celebrated referee. A former boxer himself, he has refereed countless title matches over the years. In 2006, he appeared in the Sylvester Stallone film Rocky Balboa, playing the referee for Rocky’s exhibition match versus Mason “The Line” Dixon.
The shirt Mr. Cortez used in Rocky Balboa now hangs in the Nevada Boxing Hall of fame.
Recently, we caught up with Joe at the opening of the home for the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame at HeadzUp at the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas.
You can listen to our recent CYInterview with him by clicking here.