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    Openly Gay Boxer Orlando Cruz Will Wear These Awesome Shorts During His World Title Fight

    He will show his support for the LGBT community as well as for breast cancer awareness with pink gloves when he fights for the title on Saturday.

    Orlando Cruz, who came out as gay in Fall 2012, becoming professional boxing's first gay athlete, will honor the LGBT community as he fights for the vacant WBO featherweight title Saturday.

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    He will be wearing rainbow colored trunks and his clothes is styled after the Puerto Rican flag as well, his place of birth.

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    But he will also wear pink gloves and a pink jacket for breast cancer awareness. Everlast made the trunks and the gloves in collaboration with Cruz.

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    Cruz, who is engaged to boyfriend Jose Manuel and will get married in November, is about to have the biggest fight of his career.

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    Cruz (20-2-1 with 10 knockouts) fights Orlando Salido (39-12-2 with 27 KOs) in the undercard of the pay per view fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.

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    h/t Ignacio Torres