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Orlando Cruz returns to Boxeo TELEMUNDO Series

Miami, FL: The final show of the fall edition of the successful Boxeo Telemundo Ford series will feature the return of one their favorites Friday, October 24 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Central Florida. In the main event popular featherweight Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (20-4-1-10 KO’s) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will make a final run for a chance to fight for a world title when he faces [...]

Orlando Cruz & Orlando Salido Interview Transcript

In a great traditional battle between Puerto Rico and Mexico, No. 1 Contender Orlando Cruz, in his first world title shot, will battle former two-time World Champion Orlando Salido for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Featherweight Championship. The two fighters are on the call today from their training camps. Orlando Cruz is in Buffalo, NY and Orlando Salido in Mexico. In three weeks they will [...]

Aalan Martinez Looking To Take His Career To The Next Level Against Cruz

February 20, 2013 - Mexico's Aalan Martinez (14-1-1, 10KOs) is preparing for the biggest opportunity of his career, a 12 round fight against the WBO's #2 ranked featherweight in the world Orlando Cruz (19-2-1, 9KOs). The bout will take place on Saturday, March 15th and it will be televised live on Telemundo from the Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Martinez will enjoy a solid height and reach [...]

Cruz vs. Pazos Workout Quotes

KISSIMMEE, FL Tuesday, October 16 -- Ortlando Cruz, who just last week announced he was a "Proud Gay Man" fights, Jorge Pazos on Friday, October 19 at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Orlando and Jorge both wired out today at the Kissimmee Boxing Gym. Cruz invited Orlando Telemundo Reporter Anna Jurka into the ring for some sparring. She abliged. Jorge Pazos “I have to win whether he is gay [...]

News: Orlando Cruz vs. Jorge Pazos on October 19th; Cartagena vs. Rivera on 10/12

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (October 10, 2012) -- Jorge Pazos arrived today at Orlando International Airport in advance of next Friday’s October 19 bout against Orlando Cruz. Cruz just last week announced he was a “Proud Gay Man,” – the first active boxer having pronounced so, in boxing history. Photos are below, and in the video link below, Pazos discusses nest week’s bout. Video is in Spanish, [...]

Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces He Is Gay

Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer from San Juan Puerto Rico (18-2-1, 9 KOs), former Olympian and currently ranked No. 4 Featherweight by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), is announcing today that he ”Is a proud gay man.” Cruz is the first openly gay man in boxing history. “I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” [...]