Orlando Cruz is preparing to tie the knot with his boyfriend…
The 32-year-old Puerto Rican boxer has proposed marriage to his partner after coming out as gay last year.
Cruz made the proposal on his Facebook page and his boyfriend has accepted.
“I’d like to say, and share it with your friends, and with my friends: Do you want to marry me?” Cruz said on a video of about 2 minutes posted on the social media site earlier this week. “It’s an important step, it’s a step I’ve thought about, it’s a step that we have thought about.”
Cruz also mentioned the proposal on his Twitter account, saying he had taken an important step in his life and wants happiness for him and his partner.
Puerto Rican gay activist Pedro Julio Serrano, spokesman for the U.S.-based National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said he will attend the wedding.
The date and location of the nuptials remains unknown. Same-sex marriage is not allowed in Puerto Rico or Florida, where Cruz has a home.
Cruz announced his sexual orientation in October, becoming what is believed to be the first pro boxer to come out as openly homosexual while still competing.
The boxer is a featherweight fighter. He has a 20-2-1 with 10 knockouts.