Gay Boxer Comes Out

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    Oct 04, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    So glad to see Latinos athletes/celebrities come outta the closet. This should probably go in the Boxing forum but will get more traffic here....

    From a Press Release:

    Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, from Puerto Rico, has become the first openly gay man in the sport’s history, describing himself Wednesday as a “proud gay man.”

    Cruz (18-2-1, 9 KOs), the No. 4-ranked featherweight by the WBO, said, “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself.

    “I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man.”

    Cruz, 31, began boxing at age 7, and his amateur career culminated in his selection to the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympic Team in Sydney. His teammates included former world champions Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon.



    Read more at: http://www.homorazzi.com/article/orlando-cruz-gay-professional-boxer-coming-out-press-release-interview-puerto-rico/#ixzz28N6VpNCX






    http://www.homorazzi.com/article/orlando-cruz-gay-professional-boxer-coming-out-press-release-interview-puerto-rico/#more-170185
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    Oct 04, 2012 10:25 PM GMT
    This is great. Wish more athletes would come out to get rid of the stereotype. Need one out from MMA.
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    Oct 04, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    So I guess Ricky Martin isn't alone in Puerto Rico anymore? icon_rolleyes.gif

    At least this 'fairy' can kick your ass! icon_eek.gif
  • hanzo83

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    Oct 04, 2012 10:46 PM GMT
    That's cool. He looks so thugged out that I wouldn't think he was gay lol. It's good to see people in entertainment who are proud to be gay. They can be areal inspiration for the gay guys who look up to them. Ya that was corny but it's the truth lol.
  • Osiris_Blade

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    Oct 05, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    That is awesome. Glad to see such strides taken in the sports world.
  • calibro

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    Oct 05, 2012 2:46 AM GMT
    he already came out this afternoon in another post
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    Oct 05, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
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    I'd hit it!
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