Cruz looks to be boxing’s first openly gay champion

10
Oct

Cruz looks to be boxing’s first openly gay champion

Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.

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10
Oct

Cruz’s ring uniform in support of gay cause angers Puerto Rican fans

Openly gay featherwight contender Orlando Cruz on the outfit he plans to wear into the ring versus Orlando Salido on Saturday: “It was not my intention to cause an uproar.”

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09
Oct

Lem’s latest: Marquez to earn $6 million, Bradley, $4.1 million

Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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25
Sep

Photo gallery: Orlando Cruz media day

Featherweight contender Orlando Cruz hosted the press at a workout for his Oct. 12 fight against WBO titeholder Orlando Salido. Photos by Ed Mulholland-Top Rank.

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18
Sep

Lem’s latest: Marquez says he’s ‘done with Pacquiao’

Juan Manuel Marquez said he is “done” with Manny Pacquiao, which is why he chose to face Tim Bradley on Oct. 12 rather than a fifth fight with Pacquiao. Bradley, who turned down a rematch with Pacquiao, says Marquez is a “new challenge.”

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17
Sep

Salido: Experience counts versus Cruz

Mexico’s former two-time featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido plans to continue his dominance against Puerto Rican rivals when he fights Orlando Cruz on Oct. 12. “I think about what I’ve done against Puerto Rican fighters,” said Salido. “I just think I know how to fight them.”

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17
Sep

Cruz to fight Salido in Griffith’s honor

Openly gay fighter Orlando Cruz said that he will dedicate his Oct. 12 title featherweight bout with Orlando Salido to Emile Griffith, the recently deceased hall of famer who was also open with his sexuality.

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29
Aug

Arum: Lomachenko could face Salido-Cruz winner

Ukrainian Olympian Vasyl Lomachenko is apparently being considered for a title fight if he can win his professional debut against Jonathan Oquendo on Oct. 12.

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16
Aug

Lampley calls Cruz ‘a hero’

HBO’s Jim Lampley draws on the experiences of his half-brother in showing his support for Orlando Cruz’s decision to declare his homosexuality and propose to his partner, Jose Manuel.

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12
Aug

Lem’s latest: Haye may train with Wilder for Fury fight

Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.

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