Openly gay pro-boxer, Orlando Cruz, publicly proposes to boyfriend on Facebook

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August 14, 2013

Orlando Cruz, the featherweight boxer who came out last October becoming the first openly gay active boxer, is engaged! We know this because the proposal happened right under our nose — and yours, too.

In a public video posted to his Facebook account, the Puerto Rican boxer nicknamed “The Phenomenon” shared a heartfelt message to his boyfriend, Jose Manuel, for the the world to see earlier this morning.

Said Cruz in Spanish, "Through the ups and downs we’ve had, you’ve always been there for your number, as one says. I’m a little bit nervous, but that aside, I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends that if you want to marry me?"

“I want you to be part of my life and me part of your life, and it’s what I want to do most, is to do this. It is an important step in my life, a step that I think we have thought out and I want to do. I want to share my life with you and want to be with you always, and support you 100 percent, and you support me 100 percent. I like you a lot, I love you and I look forward to your answer."