Out Boxer Orlando Cruz to Fight for Lightweight Title

Image: Orlando Cruz
Orlando Cruz fights during a boxing match on July 15, 2016 in Kissimmee, Florida. Alex Menendez / Getty Images

Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz will fight Terry Flanagan for the Briton's World Boxing Organization's (WBO) lightweight title on Nov. 26.

In 2012, Cruz became the first professional boxer to come out as openly gay while actively competing.

RELATED: 11 Out Latinos You Should Know

In his first and only world title fight, Cruz was stopped in the seventh round by Orlando Solido for the vacant WBO featherweight belt in 2013

The 35-year-old Cruz will fight Flanagan in Cardiff, Wales, on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders' WBO middleweight defense against Artur Akavov.

Follow NBC OUT on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.