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Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz proposes to boyfriend Jose Manuel over Facebook

Orlando Cruz and his boyfriend Jose Manuel

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has proposed marriage to his partner Jose Manuel in a video posted on his Facebook page and his boyfriend has accepted.

Back in October, featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz announced that he is gay, He became the first pro boxer to come out while still competing.

Here’s a transcript of the message, which was spoken in Spanish, according to NBC Latino:

?I wanted to tell you how much I need you and how much I miss you. I know you are a person that means a lot to me and that supports my career and respects it which is very important, but above all you are always there giving me that push that I need. Now more than ever that I have an important fight coming up for the World Championship. I want to tell you that you are a very special person in my life. I am a little nervous, but I want to tell you and share with your friends and my friends if you want to marry me. I want you to be part of my life and me be part of yours.?

Manuel responded with a video of his own, in which he said:

?I want to say yes. I accept marrying you because I love you and adore you. Yes, I do want to marry you because I love you, I love you, I love you very much. We will keep going forward and you will see how happy we will be. I love you papi from my heart.?

Orlando Cruz and his boyfriend Jose Manuel (3)

Orlando Cruz and his boyfriend Jose Manuel (2)