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Salido spoils Cruz's story with TKO

Updated: October 15, 2013, 11:11 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Orlando Salido downplayed the fact that Orlando Cruz is boxing's first openly gay fighter during the buildup to their featherweight title fight. Salido said he didn't care. He just wanted to get his hands on a third 126-pound world title.

And that's just what he did, as he dominated Cruz en route to a seventh-round knockout to win a vacant world title on the Timothy Bradley Jr.-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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