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Orlando Cruz, The First Out Professional Boxer, Is Engaged

He floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee, and proposes like a prince.

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He became the first professional boxer to come out as gay while still competing in October 2012.

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He stated that, "I have and will always be a proud Puerto Rican. I have always been and always will be a proud gay man."

A translation:

I wanted to tell you how much I need you and how much I miss you. I know you are a person that means a lot to me and that supports my career and respects it which is very important, but above all is always there giving me that push that I need. Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship [...] I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends, if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours."

Manuel responded with his own emotional video on Facebook:

I want to say yes. I accept marrying you because I love and adore you. You are very special in my life. You have made me really happy. I was not expecting this proposal... and in Facebook. I am very excited, all the world knows it and all the world will know it. Yes, I do want to marry you because I love you, I love you, I love you very much. We will keep going forward and you will see we will be very happy. I love you, 'papi', from my heart. Bye.