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Pro Boxer Comes Out of the Closet

Well, there's one guy who won't have to worry about getting bashed (except for the on-the-job stuff)

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Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz, from Puerto Rico, has become the first openly gay man in the sport's history, describing himself Wednesday as a "proud gay man."

Cruz (18-2-1, 9 KOs), the No. 4-ranked featherweight by the WBO, said, "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself.

"I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man."