Category: Boxing

Puerto Rico gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry

Puerto Rico gay boxer Orlando Cruz to marry

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner after announcing last year that he is gay.

Cruz made the proposal on his Facebook page & his boyfriend has accepted.

”I’d like to say, & share it with your friends, & with my friends: Do you want to marry me?” Cruz said on a video of approximately 2 minutes posted on the social media site Wednesday. ”It’s an significant step, it’s a step I’ve thought about, it’s a step that we have thought about.”

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Kovalev stops Cleverly to take light-heavy title

Kovalev stops Cleverly to take light-heavy title

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Sergey Kovalev handed Nathan Cleverly his first professional loss, stopping the Welshman in the fourth round to take the WBO light-heavyweight title Saturday night.

The unbeaten Kovalev claimed his 22nd win after flooring Cleverly twice in the third round before forcing referee Terry O’Connor to step in 29 seconds into fourth after the Russian unleashed a series of power shots that had his opponent wobbling.

Cleverly (26-1) was seeking a victory to set up unification fights in the United States, yet Kovalev (22-0-1 with 20 knockouts) emerged from the Motorpoint Arena in the Welsh capital with his reputation enhanced.

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