Andres Cortes, Top Rank’s undefeated sensation with a perfect 20-0 record, including 11 knockout wins, is a name to watch in the super featherweight division. He has grand ambitions, boldly proclaiming his desire to take on the winner of the upcoming fight between Emanuel Navarrete and Oscar Valdez, two of the division’s elite talents. The showdown will take place at Desert Diamond Arena this Saturday.
Cortes put naysayers to rest by overpowering Xavier Martinez in a decisive seventh-round stoppage, earning the esteemed WBC USA Silver title at super featherweight. It wasn’t merely a win for Cortes – it was a powerful statement. He has firmly announced his presence in the division, staking his claim as a force to be reckoned with.
Cortes’ reflection on his recent victory reveals his mindset: “That win was more than a victory; it was a statement. While I respect Navarrete and Valdez, my goal is transparent. I aim to face the winner. I’m convinced that I have what it takes to win and establish myself as a true contender.”
The ambition in Cortes’ approach is unmistakable. He’s not just another contender; he’s an emerging power, methodically climbing the super featherweight ladder. He’s consistently answered the call, faced every challenge, and demonstrated his valor.
He asserts, “My entire career has been leading to this moment. I’ve been faithful to Top Rank and followed their plan. Now, I’m on the brink of becoming a world champion. I’m ready for the opportunity.”
Cortes’ drive is setting the stage for an eventual battle with the best in boxing. It’s not just a fight on the horizon but potentially a monumental event in the sport.