You are looking at an amazing fighter named Orlando Cruz. He also happens to be the first openly gay fighter. He just recently decided to come out, telling USA Today, “It is a macho sport. I was afraid because there is a lot of discrimination against the gay community. This fight is important for me because I am now liberated. I made history [but] I want to be respected. [I'm] single, no boyfriend. I don’t want one. I want a world championship. It’s my dream, the most important thing in my life. The title belt is my new boyfriend. When I finish boxing, I want people to remember me: ‘Orlando Cruz was gay and he was a good boxer and a good guy.” Amen, my brother.
Heavyweight boxer Rocky Graziano (1919-1990), the greatest knockout artist in boxing history, photographed by filmmaker Stanley Kubrick. (via Popular Sizes)
Smirking and with chins thrust, WBO light heavyweights (oxymoron) Tommy Karpency and Nathan Cleverly weigh in prior to their title bout today in Cardiff, Wales. They’re funny. (Photo: Scott Heavey/Getty Images Europe)
British professional boxing phenom, 24-year-old Amir Khan. Cutest ears in the ring. (via The Celeb Archive)
“Let me to tell you, yes, yes, it was me” – Oscar De La Hoya to a Spanish-language network, admitting that the 2007 photos of him in a fishnet body stocking and high heels was indeed him. This, after he hired a team of lawyers, a PR firm, photo experts, and business associates to discredit the stripper who took them and goad her into retracting her story. (via Daily Mail)