By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/26/2013 - 10:30
When professional boxer Orlando Cruz came out and said he is a "proud gay man," he made history as the first openly gay man in boxing.
"I've been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career," Cruz said in October 2012. "I want to be true to myself. I want to try to be the best role model I can be for kids who might look into boxing as a sport and a professional career."
By Jill Pankow | 11/26/2012 - 12:08
The world lost a boxing legend on Saturday November 24, when popular Puerto Rican boxer Hector "Macho" Camacho, 50, was taken off of life support after being critically injured in a shooting that took place four days prior in Puerto Rico. Camacho will be most remembered for is his incredible skill, charisma and fashion sense in the boxing ring. In honor of him, we're showcasing some of his most memorable moments in the ring. One last time, it’s Macho time.
By Samantha Leal | 10/05/2012 - 12:00
Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz has come out as a gay man, and in doing so has become the first openly gay man in the sport's history (while still competing).
By Latina Staff | 12/07/2011 - 16:00
This week you were crushing hard on a Teen Wolf and we can't blame you! 20-year-old Tyler Posey is the part-Mexican star of MTV’s new hit show, and he clawed his way to your hearts during this week’s Crushing On poll—snagging 95.8 percent of votes over boxers Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/05/2011 - 09:12
This week, we’re focused on sports. Who could ignore the fierce professional boxing fight that went down this past Saturday? And though the sport dominated our weekend, we’re also crushing on someone who’s going to perform this week at the Youth Rock Awards.
Check out our crushes below and vote for your fave:
By Anabell Romero | 07/02/2009 - 13:00
The 57-year-old Mayor of Managua (Nicaragua’s capital) and former three-time world boxing champion, Alexis Arguello, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning from a gunshot wound to his chest.
There is speculation that the ex-boxing champ also known as, “El Flaco Explosivo,” committed suicide, but no official confirmation has been given. Local media reported that Arguello experienced depression and had recently taken a leave of absence from his mayoral duties.