ORLANDO CRUZ HAS BEEN CROWNED MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BY OUTSPORTS

“Pride. That’s the word that comes to mind when we think of Orlando Cruz”, stated Outsportsupon making the announcement. “That he continues to perform at such a high level in the uber-macho sport of boxing, wrapping himself in rainbow flags … makes his selection as 2016 Male Athlete of the Year that much sweeter”, the publication…

ORLANDO CRUZ WILL FIGHT TO BECOME THE WORLD’S FIRST GAY BOXING CHAMPION

Orlando Cruz made history when he became the world’s first openly gay boxer to come out and to continue playing professionally. But the Puerto Rican athlete is ready to make history once again by fighting one more round before he goes up against WBO interim world champion super featherweight Miguel Berchelt. ‘We are working hard…

GAY BOXER WILL HONOR ORLANDO VICTIMS WITH UPCOMING FIGHT

The country’s first openly gay boxer will take to the ring to honor the memory of those killed in the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida.  Orlando Cruz, who came out in 2012, will face off against Alejandro “Alex’’ Valdez, three days after the one-month anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead and 53 more injured, the Orlando…

ORLANDO CRUZ, FIRST OPENLY GAY PROFESSIONAL BOXER, MARRIES PARTNER

“Giving thanks to my heavenly father for one more day of life and with my husband José Manuel in it,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday. Cruz, 31, announced his sexual orientation in October 2012, becoming the first pro boxer to come out as openly gay while still competing. “I have and will always be…

ORLANDO CRUZ LOSES HIS WORLD TITLE FIGHT

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando “The Phenomenon” Cruz, boxing’s first openly gay fighter, on Saturday lost his bid for a world title. Mexico’s Orlando Salido won the vacant WBO featherweight title after he knocked out Cruz in the seventh round. The bout took place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Despite the loss,…

ORLANDO CRUZ READY FOR WORLD TITLE FIGHT

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando “The Phenomenon” Cruz says he’s ready for Saturday’s world title fight. The 32-year-old Cruz is training to fight Mexico’s Orlando Salido for the vacant WBO featherweight title. The bout will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. In remarks to the UK’s The Independent, Cruz, who came out…