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Orlando Cruz set for fight

Updated: October 18, 2012, 9:27 PM ET
Associated Press

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz is eager to get back to work in his first bout since publicly declaring his homosexuality.

Cruz (18-2-1, 9 KOs) takes on Jorge Pazos at the Kissimmee Civic Center outside Orlando, Fla., on Friday night, looking for a victory that could propel him toward a 126-pound title shot.

The veteran Puerto Rican fighter and former Olympian wants to be known as much more than the first boxer to come out while still fighting. Cruz intends to ...

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