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Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz is eager to get back to work in his first bout since publicly declaring his homosexuality.
Describing himself as "a proud gay man," Puerto Rican featherweight Orlando Cruz on Thursday became what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.
"I'm just anxious for Friday to get here and to hear the bell sound," Cruz said.
"I do feel a little bit of pressure because of all of this," Cruz said. "The first few days were like a bucket of cold water (dumped on me), but it is something that I had to do. I'm not doing it for ratings. I answer all the questions now so that I can then concentrate on my career, which is what's important for me."