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Column: Nothing left to hide for gay boxer

Updated: October 7, 2012, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

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By TIM DAHLBERG

AP Sports Columnist

For more years than he wanted to count, Orlando Cruz kept it a secret as best he could. He thought he had no choice, because of who he is and what he does.

Cruz is a fighter, and a pretty good one at that. He won 179 amateur bouts and represented Puerto Rico in the 2000 Olympics. By the time this year is over, he hopes to hold a piece of the world title at 126 pounds

But his legacy won't be defined with wins ...

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