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Orlando Cruz: I Will Be The First Openly Gay Champion

By Miguel Rivera

The Latino featherweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Orlando "The Phenomenon" Cruz (20-2-1, 10KOs) is very exciting with the WBO's recent decision, which orders him to fight former champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (39-12-2, 27KOs) for the vacant featherweight title. Cruz withdrew from a scheduled fight on June 28th to focus on facing Salido in the fall. The belt became vacant when Mikey Garci was unable to make weight for last month's fight with Juan Manuel "Juanma" Lopez.

Cruz, who last October revealed that he was a homosexual, wants to become the first openly gay champion in boxing history.

"That title is going back to Puerto Rico before the end of 2013. I will be the first openly gay champion in history and that will be great. I was honestly taken by surprise with the decision announced by the president of the WBO, Francisco (Paco) Valcárcel. If he had said that I would have had to fight with 'King Kong' - I will would do it. I have great respect for Orlando Salido. I have had the opportunity to speak with him on several occasions and I have respect for him. But I think he never faced an opponent like me, slippery, and a good counter-puncher. I have all the features," Cruz told Carlos Narvaez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by eli porter on 07-05-2013

[QUOTE=$Natedatpkid$;13533658]Dangerous if he ever picked up HIV and both fighters started bleeding but I sure hope they'd test him extra [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] America has ridiculously high level of HIV infection, I hope americans get tested extra...

Comment by croz on 07-05-2013

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Comment by $BloodyNate$ on 07-05-2013

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Comment by prinzemanspopa on 07-05-2013

[QUOTE=Pacdbest;13533561]I thought Floyd was the 1st? Isnt it JMM was gay too?[/QUOTE] Marquez rendering Pacquiao from his senses was retribution for Pacquiao's gay bashing.

Comment by Pacdbest on 07-05-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13530818]The Latino featherweight champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), Orlando "The Phenomenon" Cruz (20-2-1, 10KOs) is very exciting with the WBO's recent decision, which orders him to fight former champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (39-12-2, 27KOs) for the vacant featherweight…

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