LAS VEGAS, NV (August 8, 2023) – In a move that underscores his commitment to climb the ranks of the super featherweight division, Top Rank’s undefeated boxing sensation Andres Cortes (20-0, 11 KOs) has announced his intention to square off against the victor of the highly anticipated showdown between Emanuel Navarrete (37-2, 31 KOs) and Oscar Valdez (31-1, 23 KOs). The monumental clash is set to take place this Saturday, August 12, at the Desert Diamond Arena.
Fresh off his most astonishing victory to date, Cortes secured a seventh-round stoppage against Xavier Martinez (18-2, 12 KOs) that propelled him to victory and saw him seize the prestigious WBC USA Silver title at super featherweight. The triumphant win not only solidified his unbeaten record but also positioned him as a force to be reckoned with in the competitive world of boxing.
“My recent victory was a defining moment for me, and I am more than ready to take on the best in the division,” said Cortes ahead of the Navarrete vs. Valdez showdown. “Navarrete and Valdez are both remarkable fighters, and I’ll be watching their clash closely. I have the utmost respect for both of them but make no mistake—I want to face the winner. I believe I have what it takes to emerge victorious and prove myself as a true contender and a world champion.”
Cortes has established himself as a super featherweight powerhouse on the rise. His skill, resilience, and grit have made him a standout in the division, and he’s determined to continue his ascent by securing a bout against the winner of Navarrete vs. Valdez.
“I feel I’ve earned the right to fight the winner of this fight.” continued Cortes. “I’ve never turned down a fight and did everything my promoter told me to do. I’m grateful to Top Rank for getting me to this point in my career and now I’m ready to become a world champion. All I need is the opportunity.” Cortes’ rapid rise and drive have positioned him on a collision course with boxing’s elite, promising fans a thrilling spectacle when the time comes for his next