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Orlando Cruz Becomes First Openly Gay Boxer In History

Orlando Cruz, former Olympian and the World Boxing Federation’s number four ranked Featherweight, has punched his way out of the closet. “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” said Cruz.  “I want to try to be the best role model [...]
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