Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/13/14
Orlando Cruz won the fight of his life when he came out last year as the first openly gay fighter in boxing. Now he's in a fight of another kind, a championship battle on Saturday that is the biggest bout of his professional career. ''It's my dream and it's my time,'' Cruz said. ''I've been waiting a long time to fight for the championship and I plan to make history.'' Cruz takes on fellow veteran Orlando Salido in a fight for a piece of the featherweight title on the undercard of Timothy Bradley's fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. He'll do it wearing rainbow colors on his boxing trunks, his way of showing support for others in the gay and lesbian community. ''This is for all of them,'' Cruz said. ''But this is for me, too. It's a beautiful opportunity for me, and it's my moment.'' The trunks have caused some controversy in his native Puerto Rico because the design is a Puerto Rican flag with the rainbow colors in place of the usual colors. But Cruz said his intention was always ...
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