Orlando Cruz has won his first fight since publicly declaring that he is indeed a gay man.
Last night Cruz took on Jorge Pazos in the ring in Florida and won the match.
According to the Daily Mail, it was a unanimous victory for Cruz, who looked “confident” and “at ease”.
The judges scored it 118-110, 116-111, 118-110 for Cruz, who celebrated the victory in front of a cheering crowd at the Kissimmee Civic Centre near Orlando.
“That was my moment, my opportunity, my event,” Cruz said Friday night after the bout, “And I won.”
He added that he was touched by the support of the fans, saying: “I was very happy that they respect me. That’s what I want — them to see me as a boxer, as an athlete and as a man in every sense of the word.”