Jorge Pazos Discusses Fighting ‘Proud Gay Man’ Cruz

Ariel Shnerer / October 10, 2012 - 8:30pm

Orlando Cruz‘s Oct. 19 opponent Jorge Pazos recently arrived in Orlando.

Pazos (20-4) is unfazed by Cruz’s recent declaration that he is a “proud gay man” and elaborates on the bout in the video below.

Full press release and video:

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (October 10, 2012)  — Jorge Pazos arrived today at Orlando International Airport in advance of next Friday’s October 19 bout against Orlando Cruz.  Cruz just last week announced he was a “Proud Gay Man,” – the first active boxer having pronounced so, in boxing history.  Photos are below, and in the video link below, Pazos discusses nest week’s bout.

Video is in Spanish, we will have quotes in English soon.  Also view here –

Pazos, (20-4, 13 KOs) from Guamuchi, Sinaloa, Mexico is fighting for only the second time outside his home country.

Orlando Cruz (18-2-1, 9 KOs), from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was a member of the 2000 Puerto Rico Olympic Team and is and currently ranked No. 4 Featherweight by the World Boxing Organization (WBO).  Cruz will defend his WBO NABO featherweight title against Pazos and a win against should position Cruz for a world title shot.