Cruz, 32, will be wearing rainbow colors on his boxing trunks, showing support for the gay and lesbian community.
"This is for all of them," Cruz said. "But this is for me, too. It's a beautiful opportunity for me, and it's my moment."
Folks in Puerto Rico are a little upset with Cruz because the rainbow colors are incorporated into the Puerto Rican flag. But Cruz said his intention was always to honor his country while also making a statement for gay rights.
"Some people are mad at me, but I don't care," he said. "I respect the Puerto Rican flag. There were no bad intentions in the design of the trunks."
Salido said he has no problem with Cruz being gay and respects his decision to go public.
"But I am not treating him any differently than any other opponent," Salido said. "When I see him I see a man standing between me and a third world title."
Good Guy Jerry
While we don't want to make a habit of making Cowboys owner Jerry Jones look good - heck, even a plastic surgeon couldn't do that - our hats are off to him and 49ers owner Jim York. The two NFL bosses and an anonymous donor with ties to Catholic High School in Little Rock, Ark., announced yesterday that they had pledged nearly $10 million to a school fundraising campaign.
York, Jones and Jones' sons Stephen and Jerry Jr. graduated from the school.