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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 face each other in the ring. Also on the call is All Star Boxing’s Tuto Zabala, Jr., who is Cruz’ promoter and Todd duBoef, President of Top Rank, the promoter of the card. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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, we will have quotes in English soon. Also view here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKFpxt6J9Fk

Pazos, (20-4, 13 KOs) from Guamuchi, Sinaloa, Mexico is fighting for only the second time outside his home country. Continue reading