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HomoQuotable - Orlando Cruz

"It is a macho sport — there's a lot of machismo. I was afraid I could be discriminated against because there is a lot of discrimination against the gay community. This fight is important for me because I am now liberated. I made history (but) I want to be respected. [I'm] Single — no boyfriend. I don't want one. I want a world championship. It's my dream, the most important thing in my life. The title belt is my new boyfriend.  When I finish boxing, I want people to remember me: 'Orlando Cruz was gay — and he was a good boxer and a good guy.'" - Newly out pro boxer and Olympian Orlando Cruz, speaking to USA Today.  Should Cruz win tonight's match, he will be in position to fight for the world championship early next year.

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