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FLORIDA: Orlando Cruz Wins Second Bout As Openly Gay Boxer

Featherweight pro boxer Orlando Cruz has won his second match since coming out. Andres Duque reports at Blabbeando:
During the fight he wore a multicolor boxing kilt with Puerto Rican flags on both sides. One of the flags was red, white and blue, the other flag's stripes reflected the color of the rainbow as a sign of gay pride. This is the second fight he wins after becoming the first active professional boxer to ever come out as a gay man back in October. As in the last fight, his mother was at the side of the boxing ring shouting encouragement throughout the fight. The venue was filled to capacity and attendees seemed to be overwhelmingly on Cruz's side throughout the fight.
After the match, Cruz tweeted: "To my work team, Puerto Rico, the LGBT community, my people from Quintana and my family: Thanks for being there and being part of my life. I love you and carry you with me."

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