Opponent of first openly gay boxer: “It doesn’t matter that he’s gay, he’s a great boxer”
Note from GLAADMonica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language Media at GLAAD
The sports world was buzzing after Orlando Cruz, a Puerto Rican boxer and top featherweight, announced that he was gay, becoming the first openly gay active boxer in history. So what did his opponent have to say, in a sport where verbal attacks, bravado and trash talk can be the norm?
“The fact that he came out as being gay doesn’t take away his merits as a great boxer,” says Jorge Pazos at Orlando International Airport today in a video posted by EMC events.