Tag Archives: Orlando Cruz

Orlando Cruz Marries In Central Park

Michael Lavers reports at Washington Blade: New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is among the frontrunners to succeed outgoing New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the position, officiated the ceremony. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses. Cruz in Oct. 2012 became the first active professional boxer to ...

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Orlando Cruz KO’d In 7th Round

Boxing Insider reports: Orlando Cruz is a southpaw and he did not make eye contact with Salido during introductions. Salido is a notoriously slow starter but he did not start slow tonight. Salido was warned for the first of multiple times in the first round for low blows. Cruz was sticking and moving early with his jab but Salido did ...

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Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Weighs In For Tonight’s World Championship Title

Orlando Cruz weighed in for the bout wearing rainbow briefs and will wear rainbow trunks during the fight. He spoke to the Guardian about tonight’s featherweight world title match. Cruz understands how this fight will smudge the boundaries between the personal and professional. He even implies that Salido, as a Mexican, might be troubled by facing a gay fighter. “My ...

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Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz To Don Rainbow Trunks For World Championship Bout

This Saturday recently-out boxer Orlando Cruz will fight for the world featherweight title in Las Vegas. Pictured above is his planned gear for the match. Via Yahoo Sports: It is, by far, the biggest stage that Cruz has had for one of his bouts. To take advantage of the exposure, Cruz plans to wear pink boxing gloves and a pink-trimmed ...

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Out Boxer Orlando Cruz Gets Engaged

USA Today has the news: Featherweight Orlando Cruz made headlines last October when he announced he was gay. By making the announcement, in which he declared himself a “proud gay man,” he became the first openly gay male professional boxer. Cruz also grabbed the public’s attention this week, or at least the attention of his followers on Facebook, when he ...

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FLORIDA: Orlando Cruz Wins Second Bout As Openly Gay Boxer

Featherweight pro boxer Orlando Cruz has won his second match since coming out. Andres Duque reports at Blabbeando: During the fight he wore a multicolor boxing kilt with Puerto Rican flags on both sides. One of the flags was red, white and blue, the other flag’s stripes reflected the color of the rainbow as a sign of gay pride. This ...

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