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Orlando Cruz Comes Out: I am a Proud Gay Man!

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO  --  Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer from San Juan Puerto Rico (18-2-1, 9 KOs), former Olympian and currently ranked No. 4 Featherweight by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), is announcing today that he ”Is a proud gay man.”

Cruz is the first openly gay man in boxing history.  “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” said Cruz.  “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.”

Orlando Cruz began boxing at the age of 7 and posted an amateur career record of 178-11.  He won 7 Puerto Rico National Title's and spent 4 years on The Puerto Rican National Team.  Cruz won 7 Gold Medals, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze in various international tournaments.  His amateur career culminated as a representative of the 2000 Olympic Team in Sydney, Australia.  2000 Olympic teammates included former world champions Miguel Cotto and Ivan Calderon.

Cruz made his professional debut on December 15, 2000 and won his first world title on March 22, 2008 (vacant IBA Featherweight Title) and a regional title on October 14, 2011 (WBO Latino Featherweight title).  His next fight is scheduled for October 19 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida in which he will defend his WBO NABO title against Jorge Pazos.  A win against Pazos should position Cruz for a world title shot.

Orlando Cruz is sitting down with Telemundo’s Jessi Losada in an exclusive tell-all that will air next week.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by THE DESTROYER on 10-07-2012

Comment by Tha_Greatest on 10-07-2012

[quote=thedarkness;12577154]who will be the next puerto licko to come outta closet[/quote] miguel cottos son

Comment by hectari on 10-05-2012

LOL so much comedy in this thread. The Puerto Ricans and Mexicanos going at it. Someone already made Orlando Cruz his walk out music

Comment by VapeRippa on 10-05-2012

[IMG]http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/401/juan26qh.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i2.tinypic.com/vgrgo3.jpg[/IMG] The first was frozen idk why but it was actually the japanese guy performing fellatio on the great mexican warrior JMM.

Comment by I Love Jesus! on 10-05-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;12577410]There is no god duhhh[/QUOTE] what are you going to do when Jesus comes back and puts a boot up your azz?

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