Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz announces he's gay

Oct 4, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: My Mother Lode

Describing himself as "a proud gay man," Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz on Thursday became what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.

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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#1 Oct 4, 2012
We're proud of you Orlando!
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#2 Oct 4, 2012
I would think that boxing with limp wrists would put one at a disadvantage.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#3 Oct 4, 2012
It's easier than posting here without a brain, as you've just proven.

Bet you wouldn't say that to Mr. Cruz face. You'd end up in the gutter, where you belong.
Junior Esquire wrote:
I would think that boxing with limp wrists would put one at a disadvantage.

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#4 Oct 4, 2012
As the article mentions, Mr. Cruz is the first boxer to come out while still fighting professionally. He's not the first pro boxer to come out as gay though -- in 1994 the Canadian Olympic silver-medal boxer Marc Leduc came out as gay. He came out after he had retired from pro boxing though.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#5 Oct 4, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
I would think that boxing with limp wrists would put one at a disadvantage.
Oh, please, he could punch your ass to the ground with one hand behind his back. Let's hear about your great career and how famous you are, may we?
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#6 Oct 4, 2012
This raises all kinds of questions. For instance, will the pre-bout release then have to be ammended so that if a straight boxer beats the crap out of a gay boxer, the straight boxer is not charged with a hate crime?

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#7 Oct 4, 2012
His bravery moves me to tears. I love love LOVE hearing about a brave person who puts courageous honesty above his career. He has helped untold thousands of kids today. If he saved one life, it was worth it. I hope he has a long and successful career.
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#8 Oct 4, 2012
Curteese wrote:
His bravery moves me to tears. I love love LOVE hearing about a brave person who puts courageous honesty above his career. He has helped untold thousands of kids today. If he saved one life, it was worth it. I hope he has a long and successful career.
Curt, your eloquent way with words really moves me. To a bowel movement.
Tete Carre

Montréal, Canada

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Curt, your eloquent way with words really moves me. To a bowel movement.
Jr., that's what your mother said just before you were born.

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#10 Oct 4, 2012
Well pull your head out of there before you take your dump.
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Curt, your eloquent way with words really moves me. To a bowel movement.

“Child of the Universe”

Since: Aug 09

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
I would think that boxing with limp wrists would put one at a disadvantage.
One would think that posting ignorant comments without any empathy or compassion would put one at a disadvantage, but that hasn't stopped you so far...

Why are you here? Why are you so against gays? Is nothing else in your life worth anything, so you are here trying to be noticed? Not a single person here will change their orientation to please you, so you might as well give up. Your opinions are moot - they only apply to your own life. Nobody gay wants you, your body, or your hand in marriage... why aren't you out trying to get some myopic female to notice you?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#12 Oct 4, 2012
A gay hispanic boxer?

What is the world coming to!

Thank you Orlando for your courage and example.
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#13 Oct 4, 2012
Gay boxers should not kiss their opponent-

WCgay

Cathedral City, CA

#14 Oct 4, 2012
For someone who hates gays, Jr spends soooo much time surfing the internet for gay material.......wonder why hmmmmm?
Gay Shampoo

Pittsfield, MA

#15 Oct 4, 2012
Another narcissist to join the party.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/narcissist

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#16 Oct 4, 2012
Gracias, Sr. Cruz!

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#17 Oct 4, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Curt, your eloquent way with words really moves me. To a bowel movement.
Gee, loose bowels, huh? Why not lay off the passive fisting for a while?

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#18 Oct 4, 2012
I can't get the link to work.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#19 Oct 4, 2012
TucksunJack wrote:
I can't get the link to work.
Which one? If it's from one of the haters, count your blessings.

“NOW will ya give me”

Since: Sep 12

some fightin' room ? !

#20 Oct 4, 2012
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Which one? If it's from one of the haters, count your blessings.
No. The link to the article.

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