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…