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Gay male boxer proposes to boyfriend on social media

  • Orlando Cruz had announced he was gay last October. Cruz had made headlines by being the first openly gay boxer and he has done it again by proposing to his boyfriend with a spanish video message on Facebook. 

    A part of the translated video said "Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship. I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours."

    The boxer is going to be fighting for the WBO featherweight title in Las Vegas this year. 

    Jose Manuel accepted the proposal and responded with a romantic video message of his own. 

    Tagged as: Featherweight Orlando Cruz, Orlando Cruz, First openly male gay boxer, WBO featherweight, Sports News