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RingTv image Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

Commentary: One boxing fan’s crisis of confidence

The recent death of Francisco Leal and life-threatening head injury suffered by Magomed Abdusalamov prompted RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves to recall how the 2008 fight between Delvin Rodriguez and Oscar Diaz, for which he was at ringside, caused him to question, then reconfirm, his love for boxing.

RingTv image Commentary: Cruz exposes boxing’s homophobic issues

Commentary: Cruz exposes boxing’s homophobic issues

Orlando Cruz, an openly gay boxer who fights on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard, has received as much media coverage as the two pound-for-pound-rated main event fighters. He deserves the attention for challenging and exposing boxing’s homophobic underbelly.