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Gay boxer to make flashy statement in ring Published: October 10, 2013

Featherweight contender Orlando Cruz will fight for a world title for the first time on Saturday when he meets tough Orlando Salido at the Thomas & Mack Center on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay-per-view, according to Yahoo Sports.

The site reports it is, by far, the biggest stage that Cruz has had for one of his bouts. To take advantage of the exposure, Cruz plans to wear pink boxing gloves and a pink-trimmed ring jacket to help show support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

But Cruz, boxing's first openly gay fighter, will also wear rainbow-colored trunks, to support the LGBT movement. The rainbow flag is a symbol of the movement and was created in 1978 in San Francisco to urge inclusiveness for all, according to Yahoo Sports.

H/T: Yahoo!
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