Orlando Cruz

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  Orlando Cruz works out during a training session for his upcoming fight against Orlando "Siri" Salido at Mendez Boxing Gym on September 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Gay Boxer Loses In Title Fight Shot

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for a piece of the featherweight title Saturday night, getting stopped in the seventh round by veteran Orlando Salido.

10/12/2013

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24:  Orlando Cruz works out during a training session for his upcoming fight against Orlando "Siri" Salido at Mendez Boxing Gym on September 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

First Openly Gay Boxer Fights For World Title

Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Cruz takes on fellow veteran Orlando Salido in a fight for a piece of the featherweight title on the undercard of Timothy Bradley’s fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. He’ll do it wearing rainbow colors on his boxing trunks, his way of showing support for others in the gay and lesbian community.

10/10/2013

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