Andres Cortes jockeying for a title shot at 130

Press Release

18/11/2023

Andres Cortes jockeying for a title shot at 130

Junior lightweight Andres “Savage” Cortes (20-0, 11 KOs), based in Las Vegas and promoted by Top Rank Inc., has expressed his desire to face Mexico's WBO champion Emanuel Navarrete (38-1-1, 31 KOs) or WBC champ O'Shaquie Foster (21-2, 12 KOs). Cortes' call for a high-stakes showdown comes in the wake of Navarrete's recent draw against Robson Conceicao (17-2-1, 8 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. "I believe I could have stopped Conceicao if I were given the chance," said Cortes. "Navarrete is not invincible. He showed last night that he can be beaten. My style, power, and hunger make me a significant threat in this division. I'm ready for any challenge and with my recent victories, I’ve earned the right to face him.”
 
The determined young fighter is convinced that he is the most avoided fighter in the super featherweight division. He vows to continue working his way up the rankings to garner a world title opportunity. Cortes believes a fight with O'Shaquie Foster can be made easily being that he just signed with his promoter Top Rank.  "My record speaks for itself. I've consistently proven myself in the ring, yet I'm continuously avoided by other fighters in the division," Cortes stated. "Navarrete is the champion, and I respect that, but I'm here to prove that I am the best and to claim what's rightfully mine. Foster just signed with Top Rank so that fight can be made with ease. I want both of these champions. I’ve earned it.” 
 
Cortes has positioned himself as a force in the super featherweight ranks. His call-out of Navarrete and Foster aims to assert his dominance and position himself for a title shot against the world champions. One thing I know I can guarantee is a lot of action when I step in the ring,” concluded Cortes. “What we saw in the main event last night was unacceptable for boxing fans. Whenever I fight, you can count on me throwing a lot of punches and going for the knockout. No boring ass fights in me.”