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Orlando Cruz becomes first openly gay man in boxing
Manchester Guardian ^ | Thursday 4 October 2012 11.00 EDT | (Associated Press)

Posted on 10/04/2012 8:59:35 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight by the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has openly admitted his is "a proud, gay man".

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." …

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: assault; boxing; hatecrime; homosexualagenda; napl; protectedclass

1 posted on 10/04/2012 8:59:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Uh oh. All of a sudden, “landing a blow” has a new context.


2 posted on 10/04/2012 9:01:47 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

This won’t turn out well.


3 posted on 10/04/2012 9:02:59 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Olog-hai

No hitting below the belt!..............either side...............


4 posted on 10/04/2012 9:07:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Olog-hai

This could actually intimidate his opponents. They are going to be careful of any contact with open cuts on his face or elsewhere. That blood could very well be the carrier of a fatal disease. You can’t avoid getting some of his blood on your own boxing glove and you can’t avoid using your own boxing glove to protect your own face.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 9:09:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

Does OC have any history of jail/prison time?


6 posted on 10/04/2012 9:11:32 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Olog-hai

Gay bashing takes on literal meaning.


7 posted on 10/04/2012 9:11:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Olog-hai
He wants to be a role model. Uh...no thanks.
8 posted on 10/04/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT by fatnotlazy (The debate was a gunfight, and Obama brought a knife.)
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To: Olog-hai

Aids ?


9 posted on 10/04/2012 9:23:06 AM PDT by clamper1797 (I mourn for the America I grew up in ..fought for ..and loved ..July 4 1776- June 28 2012)
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To: KSCITYBOY

In most, if not all youth sports, when a kid is bloodied, he is removed, examined, bandaged, sanitized and the uniform changed before even being considered to participate further. And the caregivers wear rubber gloves most if not all the time.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 9:24:48 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: Olog-hai

Maybe he is not gay. Maybe its pugilistic dementia.


11 posted on 10/04/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Olog-hai

What a low blow.


12 posted on 10/04/2012 9:33:45 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (November 6th is the tipping point for freedom in America.)
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To: Olog-hai; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson
He's got one hell of a round bathhouse punch.
13 posted on 10/04/2012 9:35:02 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Exchanging blows?)
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To: Olog-hai

Makes sense to me.

He is fighting for a purse and a belt.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 9:39:20 AM PDT by 728b (Never cry over something that can not cry over you.)
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To: Olog-hai

Lot of blood flying in boxing. Not sure I’d want to be fighting an AIDs receptical.


15 posted on 10/04/2012 9:39:21 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: martin_fierro

Fruit punch.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 9:51:27 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Olog-hai

Is it a hate crime to hit him?

Still, I wouldn’t want to go blow for blow with the fairy...


17 posted on 10/04/2012 10:19:47 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Olog-hai; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Vicious
Hey, you hit me with a flower
You do it every hour
oh, baby, you’re so vicious

(Lou Reed)


18 posted on 10/04/2012 10:23:58 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: martin_fierro; Olog-hai; Charles Henrickson
Orlando Cruz from San Juan, Puerto Rico and ranked the No4 featherweight

Kinda appropriate…

19 posted on 10/04/2012 10:58:04 AM PDT by mikrofon (Cruz in for a bruisin')
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To: Revolting cat!; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ..
"For the last time, you're supposed to kick his *ss!"


20 posted on 10/04/2012 11:08:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"No, that's not how you hold your wrist when hitting the opponent!"


21 posted on 10/04/2012 11:14:49 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Olog-hai
Featherweight.......how appropriate.
22 posted on 10/04/2012 11:18:26 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; wagglebee

23 posted on 10/04/2012 12:10:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Olog-hai

Will the media now proclaim it gay bashing when someone kicks his butt in the ring?


24 posted on 10/04/2012 12:11:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Vigilanteman

I was just thinking that. I would not want a homosexual’s blood on me or anywhere around me.


25 posted on 10/04/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Keep on keepin' on. And that ain't no jive. Stuck in the Seventies and loving it! 1976,baby!)
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To: Olog-hai

Floats like a butterfly......


26 posted on 10/04/2012 1:05:03 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Vigilanteman; Olog-hai
"...This could actually intimidate his opponents. They are going to be careful of any contact with open cuts on his face or elsewhere. That blood could very well be the carrier of a fatal disease. You can’t avoid getting some of his blood on your own boxing glove and you can’t avoid using your own boxing glove to protect your own face..."

It's the end of his career! No fighter with any brains left would take a chance on Aids, Hep, or whatever ..................................................... FRegards

27 posted on 10/04/2012 3:56:27 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: GreenHornet

According to his bio he fights in the featherweight class.


28 posted on 10/04/2012 3:59:26 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai

“Ok fellas, I wanna have a fair fight, no rabbit punches, no pulling down of the trunks, no throwing of high heels, and no blowing of fairy dust in the eyes, or even threatening to scratch each other’s eyes out.

And if you don’t break when I tell you to, I am going turn the hose on ya’s.”


29 posted on 10/04/2012 5:41:21 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Olog-hai
"Tune in now folks for a blow-by-blow description of tonight's fight!"

Ummm, maybe not.

Meanwhile, in a related match....


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30 posted on 10/04/2012 7:02:14 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: a fool in paradise
Please tell me those pink shorts are being worn by a girl.

You know, a FEMALE girl? The kind without the external plumbing we're familiar with on guys?

Please.

31 posted on 10/04/2012 7:05:30 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: a fool in paradise

That is disturbing on SO many levels...


32 posted on 10/04/2012 8:22:33 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Olog-hai

33 posted on 10/04/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m actually surprised that there hasn’t been more of this.

Long ago my Dad was a police homicide photographer, and he told me that BY FAR the most stomach-churning, gory murder scenes that he encountered were those involving homosexual ‘couples’. Blood-covered walls, dismemberment, etc.

There’s apparently a huge, seething cauldron of rage out there, hidden under those ‘diversity’ rainbows.


34 posted on 10/05/2012 2:39:23 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

I believe it. From what I hear, lesbianism ain’t like in the movies either.

As others have pointed out, it seems unlikely that other boxers will want to enter the ring with him - who’d want to risk the blood splatters?


35 posted on 10/05/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Agreed. We’re told of the (Government-mandated) horrors we’ll face as healthcare workers if we get the slightest needle stick, yet we’re simultaneously told that we shouldn’t worry about ‘small amounts’ of bodily fluids we might encounter in public areas such as restrooms....that HIV transmission requires huge volumes of fluid to transmit, yet the amounts involved in sexual acts are not that great. There remains, in my view, a politically-motivated campaign of disinformation as far as HIV-related hazards are concerned.

I’m betting that now any boxer that refuses to get into the ring with this homosexual based on safety concerns will be branded an “ignorant homophobe” and will be blacklisted from boxing and everything else....and probably will be charged with a ‘hate crime’ as well, for daring to suggest that any form of safety concern exists involving a homosexual.

I’m glad that I’m not a boxer. Homosexuals are set to destroy that sport just like every other activity or career they become involved with and unleash the Lavender Mafia on.


36 posted on 10/05/2012 5:28:38 PM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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