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Would You Support A Gay Boxer Who Could Fight.
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Gambit808
post Oct 6 2012, 09:32 PM
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Orlando Cruz announces that he's gay??? Wow! I mean I can't really be surprised in this era we live in today, but can you imagine if this guy gets to an elite level and starts beating top notch opposition? He'll have more problems than President Obama in this per-dominantly heterosexual sport. I mean seeing Cotto on 24/7 share a bed with dude and play with each others "dooky shoot" (as Mayweather put it) is one thing, but having an openly gay fighter on 24/7???

Anyways I'd watch the fight but you wouldn't catch me rooting for a gay fighter to win it lol, nope.
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Archimedes
post Oct 7 2012, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Oct 6 2012, 07:32 PM) *
Orlando Cruz announces that he's gay??? Wow! I mean I can't really be surprised in this era we live in today, but can you imagine if this guy gets to an elite level and starts beating top notch opposition? He'll have more problems than President Obama in this per-dominantly heterosexual sport. I mean seeing Cotto on 24/7 share a bed with dude and play with each others "dooky shoot" (as Mayweather put it) is one thing, but having an openly gay fighter on 24/7???

Anyways I'd watch the fight but you wouldn't catch me rooting for a gay fighter to win it lol, nope.


Openness about one's sexuality is becoming more and more accepted, and though the "pioneers" of race relations like Jackie Robinson and President Barack Obama were persecuted initially. The reward for their resolve was a freer and more open society. It's hard to be the first of anything because of all the notoriety one receives but the courage shown by Orlando Cruz is going to resonate to other boxers who are either gay or lesbian. I imagine there have been gay champions in the past, but announcing you were gay several years ago would not be viewed anywhere near like it is today. So when or if they start coming out, we'll probably see men who were thought of as being really rough and tough, only to find them having depth and contrast. (And it would totally put to rest this idea that because one is gay, you have to be a sissy.)

What fans fail to understand sometimes is that we don't know these people we admire so much. They entertain us but that is the extent of the compact we have with them. All I care about when a fighter gets in the ring is if he can put on a good show, what he/she may do outside of the ring doesn't affect or concern my life.
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- Gambit808   Would You Support A Gay Boxer Who Can Fight?   Oct 6 2012, 09:32 PM
- - checkleft   I don't get it, I don't have a problem wit...   Oct 6 2012, 10:26 PM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 6 2012, 11:26 PM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 02:41 PM
- - Plah   I'm wondering... what difference does it makes...   Oct 7 2012, 02:36 AM
- - mgrover   Makes no difference to me, your both men in that r...   Oct 7 2012, 03:25 AM
- - BigFightFan   A good fighter is a good fighter gay or not. To be...   Oct 7 2012, 07:25 AM
- - Jack 1000   Of course, What a boxer does in the ring has no b...   Oct 7 2012, 10:46 AM
- - mgrover   a boxer who will openly fight a gay opponent will ...   Oct 7 2012, 11:51 AM
- - mitukczuk   I don't care about the sexual orientation or w...   Oct 7 2012, 12:36 PM
- - Cshel86   People support Sergio, right? You cant tell me tha...   Oct 7 2012, 12:48 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (BigFightFan @ Oct 7 2012, 07:25 AM...   Oct 7 2012, 01:12 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 7 2012, 02:12 PM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 01:48 PM
- - Cshel86   One thing's for sure, if a fighter is gay, his...   Oct 7 2012, 02:16 PM
|- - Gambit808   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 7 2012, 03:16 PM) On...   Oct 7 2012, 07:08 PM
- - daprofessor   what orlando has done is brave and i commend him. ...   Oct 7 2012, 04:28 PM
- - Archimedes   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Oct 6 2012, 07:32 PM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 05:52 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (Gambit808 @ Oct 7 2012, 02:41 PM) ...   Oct 7 2012, 06:12 PM
- - aTYpicalTYrant   I support a gay rapper who can rap (Kanye West). L...   Oct 8 2012, 06:10 PM
- - sduck   To the people who said no, whats wrong with being ...   Oct 8 2012, 09:02 PM
- - Franchize   I wouldnt want to be the one fighting him lol But ...   Oct 9 2012, 10:35 AM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 7 2012, 05:28 PM...   Oct 9 2012, 07:45 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 9 2012, 07:45 PM) I ...   Oct 11 2012, 01:28 PM
- - bnoles4life   Why not? If dude can fight, he can fight. Feel s...   Oct 9 2012, 08:56 PM
- - Cshel86   I hate to bring this thread up again, but I see on...   Oct 24 2012, 06:38 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 24 2012, 06:38 PM) I...   Oct 24 2012, 07:22 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 24 2012, 08:22 P...   Oct 24 2012, 08:08 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 24 2012, 08:08 PM) T...   Oct 24 2012, 08:17 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 24 2012, 09:17 P...   Oct 25 2012, 08:17 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 25 2012, 08:17 PM) Y...   Oct 25 2012, 08:36 PM
- - neophyte7   NO   Oct 26 2012, 12:54 PM
- - BrutUalBK   While I'm a fiercely homophobic person I have ...   Oct 31 2012, 02:25 PM


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