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Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Loses In Title Fight Shot

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October 13, 2013 AT 4:40 AM
LAS VEGAS -- LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gay boxer Orlando Cruz lost his bid for a piece of the featherweight title Saturday night, getting stopped in the seventh round by veteran Orlando Salido. Cruz, the first openly gay active fighter, was outclassed much of the fight by Salido, who landed the heavier punches throughout before knocking Cruz down with a right hand to the head in the seventh.