Orlando Cruz swore to become the first gay boxing champion

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Orlando Cruz works out during a training session for his upcoming fight against Orlando "Siri" Salido at Mendez Boxing Gym on September 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Out gay boxer has announced the plans to write a new chapter in the history of boxing by becoming the first openly gay champion. The boxer has made an announcement ahead of his match against Luis Sanchez next week. If he wins the match against Sanchez he will move proceed to have a match against the current featherweight champion, Miguel Berchelt.

Cruz made the announcement in El Voerco, a Puerto Rican newspaper. He said: “We are working hard for this fight and hope to do well. We are facing Berchelt in January or February for the interim world title. But I have an excellent team and we have no hurry to get to that point. We are at the time of assimilating weight and going step by step. At 35-years-old – I feel great. I know my opponent will come to fight, but I am prepared and ready for victory and then to be crowned world champion. I’m focused on becoming the only gay world champion in boxing history,” he added.


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