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Boxing - the world's 4th best featherweight is gay


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#1 Martyn Sadler

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:50 PM

Orlando Cruz, ranked the world's number 4 featherweight contender, has come out of the closet.

See http://blogs.telegra...ly-gay-fighter/

That's a brave thing to do in such a macho sport, particularly for a Puerto Rican fighter.

I wish him all the best.

#2 RidingPie

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

I know that coming out is difficult for anybody and must be unimaginable difficult for anyone in the media spotlight.

Likewise I'd like to wish him all the best and hope it doesn't adversely effect his career.

The only other sports person I know anything about who came out was obviously Gareth Thomas and he switched codes not long afterwards. It was nice having someone famous switch to league in the modern day but I've always hoped it wasn't influenced by his coming out.

#3 Bleep1673

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

He should try MMA, two punches & they lie on the ground cuddling each other.

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#4 Severus

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

He should try MMA, two punches & they lie on the ground cuddling each other.

Gay heaven,

What a stupid comment. You sure you are off the sauce?
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#5 Derwent

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

The only other sports person I know anything about who came out was obviously Gareth Thomas and he switched codes not long afterwards. It was nice having someone famous switch to league in the modern day but I've always hoped it wasn't influenced by his coming out.


The first RL player who came out as gay that I can recall was Aussie test prop Ian Roberts.....

http://en.wikipedia...._(rugby_league)

#6 Methven Hornet

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

I know that coming out is difficult for anybody and must be unimaginable difficult for anyone in the media spotlight.

Likewise I'd like to wish him all the best and hope it doesn't adversely effect his career.

The only other sports person I know anything about who came out was obviously Gareth Thomas and he switched codes not long afterwards. It was nice having someone famous switch to league in the modern day but I've always hoped it wasn't influenced by his coming out.


There was, of course, rugby league's very own Ian Roberts.

http://en.wikipedia...._(rugby_league)
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#7 Methven Hornet

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

Hah! Two minutes late!
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#8 1976PMJwires

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:09 PM

What a stupid comment. You sure you are off the sauce?


Humour lost on you??

Are you on the juice or the bottle??

#9 RidingPie

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

The first RL player who came out as gay that I can recall was Aussie test prop Ian Roberts.....

http://en.wikipedia...._(rugby_league)



Quite right both Derwent and Methven Hornet. I had completely forgotten Ian Roberts. In fairness though he only came out after he returned to Aus.

#10 Futtocks

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

Quite right both Derwent and Methven Hornet. I had completely forgotten Ian Roberts. In fairness though he only came out after he returned to Aus.


Apparently Roberts contacted Thomas after Gareth had come out and offered advice on how to handle the media aftermath.

Ian is now acting in films and on TV.

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#11 Marauder

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

The first RL player who came out as gay that I can recall was Aussie test prop Ian Roberts.....

http://en.wikipedia...._(rugby_league)

Ian Roberts was born in London.
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#12 Wolford6

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:07 AM

Ian Roberts was runner up on Australia's Dancing With the Stars competition.

This being Australia, his rumba let him down but his dwarf-throwing was fantastic. ;) :lol:

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