Orlando Cruz has become the first professional boxer to publicly reveal himself as a homosexual.
Said the 2000 Puerto Rican Olympian today:
"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."
Cruz holds a record of 18-2-1 with nine knockouts.