Okay, listen up all of you featherweight boxers in Africa and elsewhere in the world.
If you are anywhere near good enough in your sport, your next opponent might be the man below, and he will most likely whip your boxing ass because he is g-o-o-d.
And that man is gay! Orlando Cruz (World Boxing Organization’s No. 4 featherweight fighter and is 18-2-1 with nine knockouts) hails from Puerto Rico, a place with a long record of producing exceptional boxing talent.
Money quote from Cruz:
“I don’t want to hide any of my identities,” Cruz said in his statement. “I want people to look at me for the human being that I am. I am a professional sportsman [who] always brings his best to the ring. I want for people to continue to see me for my boxing skills, my character, my sportsmanship.
“But I also want kids who suffer from bullying to know that you can be whoever you want to be in life, including a professional boxer [and] that anything is possible and that who you are or whom you love should not be impediment to achieving anything in life.” He went on to say, “I am and will always be a proud Puerto Rican gay man.”