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Orlando Cruz becomes first active boxer to announce he is gay

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mr7134, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    Orlando Cruz (http://boxrec.com/list_bouts.php?hum...3086&cat=boxer), a 2000 Olympian who is currently ranked number four in the world by WBO at featherweight just came out. I expect some people will have a hard time dealing with the idea that a gay man can have a relatively successful boxing career.


    One of Cruz's recent fights...

    Orlando Cruz Vs Michael Franco (October 14, 2011) (Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida, United States) (interim WBO Latino featherweight title)

  2. workerB12

    workerB12 Member

    How can punch what he loves?
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    You're joking, right?
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member


    Shouldn't be too hard to accept. This guy did OK.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    He can't. Hitting below the belt is against the rules and subject to disqualification.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    What the hell is the Interim WBO Latino Featherweight Title?

    And is it any relation to the WBA Great White Hope Featherweight Title?
  7. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    It's slightly more legitimate - I stress, slightly - than the Divas title.
  8. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Ask Benny (Kid) Paret what happens when you rag your opponent for being gay.

  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Spent a night after the fights in Buffalo drinking with Emile Griffith, who at the time was working with Riddick Bowe who was in the main event that night. Funny, charming man, who could really hold his booze, but not a guy you wanted to fuck with.
  10. Mr7134

    Mr7134 Member

    What year would that have been?
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Nov. 28, 1989.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    One of the most saddest things I've ever seen is that fight where Paret dies. It's on Youtube.
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