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Pazos on Cruz: I Have to Win Whether He is Gay or Not!

KISSIMMEE, FL --  Ortlando Cruz, who just last week announced he was a "Proud Gay Man" fights, Jorge Pazos on Friday, October 19 at the Kissimmee Civic Center.  Orlando and Jorge both wired out today at the Kissimmee Boxing Gym.

Cruz invited Orlando Telemundo Reporter Anna Jurka into the ring for some sparring.  She abliged.

Jorge Pazos

“I have to win whether he is gay or not.  But I don't think about that.  He made a decision and I respect him for it. That is outside the ring. It is different inside the ring”

Are you worried about losing to a gay man and going home to hecklers in Mexico?

“I don't think about that.  I can't think about that.  He is a good boxer, an Olympian.”

Orlando Cruz

“We're just 3 1/2 pounds over the weight limit. It's just a matter of sweating it out a bit here” (in the gym.  After the workout, Cruz was 2 lbs. over).

“I'm just anxious for Friday to get here and to hear the bell sound.”

“I do feel a little bit of pressure because of all of this (the media attention). The first few days were like a bucket of cold water (dumped over me). But it is something that I had to do. I'm not doing it for ratings. I answer all the questions now so that I can then concentrate on my (boxing) career, which is what's important for me.”

The fight, promoted by All Star Boxing Promotions, takes place on this Friday, October 19 at the Kissimmee Civic Center.  Tickets are priced $15 General Admission and $35 Ringside.  It will be broadcast live on Telemundo beginning at 11:35 PM ET/PT

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-18-2012

The world gets a little funnier every day.

Comment by MindBat on 10-18-2012

Boxers will have an asterisk for refusing a random blood and urine test leading to a mega-million dollar fight. But this guy will have a huge one when people start discussing [I]"The fighter who got beat down by that gay…

Comment by Light_Speed on 10-18-2012

Funniest thread title I've ever seen.

Comment by quique24 on 10-18-2012

[QUOTE=whitealltrac;12614884]I tell ya, everyone made fun of Orlando Cruz but I got to say this.....every single fighter he beats from now on will be the joke of the day at his town. Fact is Orlando did what he had to…

Comment by whitealltrac on 10-18-2012

I tell ya, everyone made fun of Orlando Cruz but I got to say this.....every single fighter he beats from now on will be the joke of the day at his town. Fact is Orlando did what he had to…

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