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Thursday August 15, 2013

While Wrestling’s Darren Young Comes Out, Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces He’s Engaged (VIDEO)

While Wrestling’s Darren Young Comes Out, Boxer Orlando Cruz Announces He’s Engaged (VIDEO)

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Two high-profile men in decidedly macho sports are making waves with very public affirmations of their homosexuality.

Openly-gay boxer Orlando Cruz proposed to his boyfriend, Jose Manuel, via video on Facebook while WWE wrestler Darren Young came out to a TMZ roving reporter.

Darren, 33, is making history by becoming the first openly gay wrestler in the WWE while Cruz made boxing history last October by becoming the first openly-gay boxer.  “Image

The 32-year-old Puerto Rican boxer was prompted to formalize his relationship as he faces a tough battle for the WBO featherweight championship against Orlando Solido in October.  Manuel accepted the proposal also via video released on Facebook.

Young was at the Los Angeles airport when a TMZ roving reporter asked him if a gay wrestler could be successful in the WWE.  Unexpectedly, he answered “Absolutely. Look at me. I’m a WWE superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy.

WWE immediately issued a statement declaring how proud they were of Young and his openness regarding his sexuality. 

  WWE Superstar Darren Young Comes Out—I’m Gay
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