He added: "I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career. I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud, gay man. Cruz began boxing at the age of seven and posted an amateur career record of He won seven Puerto Rico titles and spent four years in the national team, winning seven gold medals, one silver and two bronze in international tournaments.
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By Martha Cliff for MailOnline. A London -based boxing studio has introduced a new campaign to encourage gay men to visit in the bid to break down stereotypes surrounding the sport. Boxing clubs are, by some, still seen as 'hostile' and 'intimidating' environments to work out in with gay men in particular feeling 'uneasy'. However, in the run-up to London Pride in July, Kobox has launched its PROUD campaign with a hard-hitting video, showcasing the isolation and exclusion some gay men may feel when thinking about taking up the sport. London boxing club Kobox has launched a new campaign to encourage gay men to get back into the sport. Larry Meyler pictured , author of Being Brave, said that as a child he was all too familiar with the 'brutal' environment that comes with boxing. The club, which has a 'Fight Club Meets Nightclub' mantra and has a per-cent female-dominant clientele, filmed the video in an effort to address the stigmatisation some gay men feel when thinking about getting into boxing.
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Emile Griffith dies at 75; champion boxer struggled with his sexuality
In the early s it was impossible to believe that any sporting hero could be a homosexual. T he boxer and his boyfriend sat together on a train hurtling along the New York subway. Emile Griffith had pulled a hat down over his eyes. He was not in the mood to make eye contact with anyone just before the Saturday morning weigh-in for his world title fight that night, 24 March , at Madison Square Garden.
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