!! OMG, "I want people to remember me": Orlando Cruz on coming out !!
"It is a macho sport -- there's a lot of machismo. I was afraid I could be discriminated against because there is a lot of discrimination against the gay community. This fight is important for me because I am now liberated. I made history [but] I want to be respected. [I'm] Single -- no boyfriend. I don't want one. I want a world championship. It's my dream, the most important thing in my life. The title belt is my new boyfriend. When I finish boxing, I want people to remember me: 'Orlando Cruz was gay -- and he was a good boxer and a good guy.'"
-- Orlando Cruz talking to USA Today about being the first professional boxer to publically come out
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