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Orlando Cruz's dream still awaits him

Updated: October 13, 2013, 12:10 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

The night was supposed to complete the storybook ending for Orlando Cruz: openly gay boxer walks into arena draped in a gay pride flag, defeats opponent and homophobia, claims world championship.

But then very little in life, especially as it pertains to sports, goes the way it's supposed to.

And the unraveling of the plan started with Cruz's team not being able to find the CD with his entry music on it. Then the gym bag that had his boxing shoes, shorts and gloves, among ...

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