Jose Andres Cortes originally from Cali, Colombia now residing in West Palm Beach FL, (USA) is an experienced Professional Boxer & MMA Fighter most known as “The Colombian Necktie” also well known as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor.
He came to the United States in the early 2000’s running from Violence, cartel & political wars that his native country of Colombia was going through at the moment. Jose was always an athlete , since young age he was a great soccer player, he played in the minor leagues of the Pro soccer team (America de Cali) and had offers from professional teams in Argentina such of Boca Juniors & River plate with the goal of trading him to play in Europe after a couple years.
Before turning Pro , Jose had a lot of Experience in the amateurs, fighting 38 boxing fights & 15 MMA amateur fights, also competed in BJJ/Grappling tournaments where he won gold medals even though he was considered just a striker, Jose showed that he’s also well rounded also in the ground department.
Jose is also known for stopping Robberies in various occasions where he used his fighting skills to control the thieves & turning into the police. He became viral After video was publish in social media of him capturing the thieve. This is also the reason why he decided to start giving self defense classes for all ages and genders focusing also on helping women to learn how to protect themselves.
Jose’s last fight was a few months ago on January 31st with the promotion (World Class Combat Sports 1) which took place in Fort Lauderdale FL, USA where he came out victorious against another experienced MMA fighter. Two weeks prior to this fight Jose fought a BOXING pro fight in Cali, Colombia In the even called (GoodFellas Boxing Promotion) where he also came out victorious, bringing the win back home to West palm beach FL where he resides.
Jose is currently still training for whatever challenge is next either in MMA or BOXING since he does both.
He has fought in big promotions such as (World Series of fighting) currently called (PFL) Premier fighting League on NBCSports network , also (Titan FC) on UFC fight pass, Island Boxing Promotions shown on (ESPN) and many more.